Chinese Almond Cookies -- 350 F

Chinese Almond Cookies.
Rev. 21-Aug-2019

Prep time: 20 minutes
Total tim: 35 minutes
Yield: 60 cookies*

About this recipe

: "This recipe is from a Chinese bakery in Hawaii. Typically served during Chinese New year and now available year round."

Ingredients

Directions

Cut butter into sifted dry ingredients. Add egg and extract and blend well.

Shape into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten cookies and press one almond into the center of each.

Bake 12 to 15 mins* at 350 F. Turn out on wire screen to cool.

[Nov. 2017. Taken from http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/chinese-almond-cookies-348634 . I flattened them using a glass dipped in red sugar.]

*[Dec. 2017. Thirteen minutes seems about right. With my little purple disher, I get 41 cookies.]

[Jan. 2018. I used Bob's GF flour and a little xanthan gum to make a GF batch. I rolled them in sugar crystals or hundreds-and-thousands and didn't put the almonds on top.]

[Mar. 2019. Halving my purple scoop means they need a little less than 13 minutes. Also, when trying to double the recipe, proceed with caution -- they started to dry out before I'd rolled out half of them.]

Another pan of all-spread-out GF Chinese Almond Cookies.

[May 2019. For a gluten-free version, I used almond meal or almond flour, and a little bit of xanthan gum. I used my little purple scoop. They were too soft to split in half, so I baked them as is. They spread a lot -- I can only fit ten on a sheet without having to cut them apart. I got 41 or 42 per batch.]

[Aug. 2019. I spread them out in my jellyroll pan to make 48 bar cookies. 16-18 minutes seems about right.]