1/2 cup (112 grams) butter
4 tablespoons (25 grams) white sugar
2 tablespoons (12 grams) light brown sugar
1/2 beaten egg
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup (140 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons ground almonds
30 whole almonds, blanched
How to make Chinese Almond Cookies:
- Cream butter with sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract and beat until smooth. Sift in flour, baking powder and salt. Add ground almonds. Stir well by hand.
- Shape mixture into small balls and place well apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly and press an almond on top of each cookie. Bake in preheated 350 deg Fahrenheit oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden in color.