Gong Hei Fat Choy!
Congratulations and be prosperous! Celebrating the year of the rooster with these classic Chinese almond cookies!
40 whole blanched almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp almond extract
Put 20 almonds in a food processor and chop until fine, then transfer to a medium bowl.
Add baking powder and salt and set aside. Separate the egg. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Blend well. Add egg white and almond extract and beat until smooth.
Gradually add the flour to form a light dough.
Roll rounded tablespoons of dough and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet spacing 2" apart.
Use fingertips to flatten to 1/3 thickness. Beat egg yolk with a fork then brush the top of each cookie and place a whole almond in the center.
Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes
This recipe makes 12 cookies but may, and should be doubled.
I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!