Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe

Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe

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.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 2 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes



  • 16tbspunsalted butter,room temperature
  • cupssugar
  • 1largeegg
  • 2largeegg yolks,divided
  • 2tspalmond extract
  • 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • 1tspwater
  • 1tspred food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with an electric hand mixer for 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the egg, then 1 egg yolk, beating to incorporate after each addition.

  3. Add the almond extract and beat to combine.

  4. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and beat for 3 minutes, or until a crumbly dough forms.

  5. 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.

  6. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  7. Unwrap the dough on a cutting board and cut into 25 cubes.

  8. Roll the dough cubes into balls, then flatten slightly and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  9. In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg yolk with the water.

  10. Brush a thick layer of egg wash onto the cookies.

  11. 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.

  12. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the cookies are golden.

  13. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before serving.

  14. Enjoy!


  • 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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