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Chinese Almond Cookies stack on top of each other

Chinese Almond Cookies

Simple, elegant, delicious, and buttery Chinese Almond Cookies melt in your mouth and are a perfect addition to any occasion!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chinese Almond Cookies, Chinese Almond Cookies recipe, how do I make Chinese Almond Cookies, how to make Chinese Almond Cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 110kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup lard
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 24 almonds


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • Cut in the lard, with 2 knives or a pastry blender, until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add 2 egg and almond extract and combine well.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Flatten cookies then press an almond in the center.
  • Beat the remaining egg and 2 Tablespoons water in a small bowl. Brush over the tops of cookies.
  • Bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes, or until the dough in the center of the cookies no longer looks wet. Cookies will not brown.
  • Remove to a wire baking rack and cool.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg