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Chinese Almond Cookies

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Chinese almond cookies are super simple to make and have a lovely almond flavor with a crispy and crunchy texture.

Chinese Almond Cookie Recipe

This coming Saturday, my husband and I are hosting a themed party for my family and we’re taking them all to China.

Since my mom and dad have moved back from Florida to be closer to family, my siblings and I have decided that for the next three months (to alleviate the Winter doldrums) we will all take turns choosing a theme night and throwing a dinner party.

We’re up first.

After giving it a good deal of thought, we’ve chosen “A Trip To China” to be our theme. Not because we’ve ever been there (I wish), but because we really love the food!! Isn’t a good party all about the food anyway?

Since we first started planning (right before Christmas 2012), this party has kind of taken on a life of its own. 

Don’t ever let it be said that I’m one to skimp on the details. 

If anything, I go a little crazy with all the planning and decorations.

What I’m really trying to say here is that I tend to go more than a little overboard! Somebody better throw me a life vest because I’m in deep 😉

I wish I could share more of the party details here with you now but I don’t want to let the cat entirely out of the bag just yet. 

I plan on sharing much more with you next week after all is said-and-done so I hope that you’ll come back then to see exactly how the party turned out.

The one recipe I do want to share with you now is this wonderful recipe I found for Chinese Almond Cookies. 

They’re so, so yummy and will be a nice addition to any Chinese feast. 



2 sticks butter, softened slightly
2 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 teaspoons almond extract
60 whole almonds
additional sugar for sprinkling (if desired)

-In a large bowl, add the sifted flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
-Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut the butter into the flour to resemble course sand.
-Add the beaten egg and the almond extract and mix with a wooden spoon (or hands) until the dough comes together and all the ingredients have been nicely incorporated.
-Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
-Shape the dough into 1 1/2″ balls and space them out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
-Flatten each ball using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup (spraying with oil will help with sticking).
-Press an almond into the center of each cookie and sprinkle the tops with a light bit of sugar.
-Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are just starting to turn slightly brown. (If you prefer a darker brown cookie, allow your cookies to continue baking for an additional few minutes but be aware that this will make them even crispier).


If you make these cookies, I can almost guarantee you good fortune and prosperity!

Well, I can at least guarantee you that you’ll love how they taste and how simple they are to make.

Remember this:
“He who bakes almond cookies has a lovely smelling home and happy taste buds.” ~ Confucius  Reneé

Kudos Kitchen By Reneé ~ Where food and art collide on a regular basis!

Until we eat again,

Cecilia Tyson

Thursday 21st of February 2013

Thanks for the recipe! I will be trying this soon…whenever a holiday or special occasion rolls around, I try to make some sort of custom gourmet cookie or treat that is in theme with the season or party.

dena @ohyoucook

Tuesday 29th of January 2013

The cookies look so delicious! Glad the party was a success.


Saturday 26th of January 2013

I love your family's idea to host theme parties to chase away the Winter blahs. This sneak peak of your decor shows me that home is going to be transformed for the evening and beautifully so. I love the glasses, the fans, and the decorative stones! You & your family are going to have so much fun and I'm looking forward to reading all about it.These almond cookies look awesome! I love almonds and anything with three teaspoons of pure almond extract has my heart forever :) Have a wonderful evening with your family Renee.

Renee Goerger

Sunday 27th of January 2013

Thank you so, so much Paula! The party was a complete success and everyone raved about these cookies! I hope you'll try them sometime. I just know you'll love them too!


Saturday 26th of January 2013

Ha Ha ... Surprise Sista :)

Renee Goerger

Saturday 26th of January 2013

OK, I take it all back. LOL! No wonder you're my favorite sista ;)