How To Make Chinese Almond Cookies
Cute, bite-sized almond cookies are tasty and easy to do. These are traditional Chinese cookies that are made to look like coins and symbolize good fortune.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with an electric hand mixer for 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
Add the egg, then 1 egg yolk, beating to incorporate after each addition.
Add the almond extract and beat to combine.
Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and beat for 3 minutes, or until a crumbly dough forms.
Turn out the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and fold the wrap over the dough on all 4 sides to create a square dough block about ½ inch thick. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Unwrap the dough on a cutting board and cut into 25 cubes.
Roll the dough cubes into balls, then flatten slightly and place on the prepared baking sheet.
In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg yolk with the water.
Brush a thick layer of egg wash onto the cookies.
Add the red food coloring to a small bowl. Dip the thicker end of a wooden chopstick into the food coloring and make a dot in the center of each cookie.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until the cookies are golden.
Let the cookies cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before serving.
- Calories: 174.41kcal
- Fat: 8.07g
- Saturated Fat: 4.88g
- Trans Fat: 0.30g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 2.16g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.43g
- Carbohydrates: 23.56g
- Fiber: 0.40g
- Sugar: 12.08g
- Protein: 2.09g
- Cholesterol: 41.74mg
- Sodium: 92.93mg
- Calcium: 7.50mg
- Potassium: 23.22mg
- Iron: 0.78mg
- Vitamin A: 70.54µg
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