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Chinese Almond Cookies in a Dish
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Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese almond cookies also known as Almond cakes or Almond crisp is a popular cookie that is made around the Chinese New Year . This Almond cookie is one of the simplest cookie to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, sweets
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Low Fat
Servings: 20
Calories: 85kcal


  • Oven


  • ¾ cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Almond meal or Almond flour
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • 75 ml Oil I used vegetable oil - 75 ml (might need a teaspoon or more depending upon the humidity level)
  • Almond milk A couple of tablespoons to brush on top of the cookies
  • Sliced almonds or whole almonds For garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment and keep it aside.
  • I used a store-bought almond meal and hence did not have to process the almonds. If making it on your own, prepare the almond flour or almond meal and measure out ½ cup.
  • In the jar of the food processor, combine the flour, almond meal, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Run the processor a couple of times to combine the ingredients and slowly add the oil. Pulse the processor a few times until the mixture comes together as a loose dough. When held together in the palm, it should form a ball.
  • If the dough is too dry, add a teaspoon more of oil and continue doing this until it comes together. I needed about 2 more teaspoons of oil to bring the dough together.
  • Roll the dough into small balls and slightly flatten them. Press a whole almond or sliced almond in each cookie and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the top of the cookies with almond milk liberally and bake them for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the top of the cookies have turned light brown.
  • Carefully remove the cookies to a cooling rack and let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg