Chinese Almond Rounds


Chinese Almond Rounds

Chinese Almond Rounds
36 cookies
10 Min
8 Min

Our Chinese Almond Rounds are a classic treat that might bring you a little luck for the Chinese New Year, but they'll definitely bring yummy flavors to your taste buds all year round. Know what else? You can whip these cookies up in less than 30 minutes, which means, whether it's the Chinese New Year, or just a Chinese "takeout" kind of night, you have more time to enjoy the food and the fun!

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 1/2 stick (3/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup whole shelled almonds

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, combine 3/4 cup sugar, the butter, egg, water, and almond extract; blend well. Gradually add flour and baking powder, blending on low speed until well mixed.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten balls slightly with the bottom of a flat glass, then evenly sprinkle with sugar. Press an almond firmly into center of each cookie.
  4. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until firm to the touch, but not brown. Do not overbake. Immediately remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

Test Kitchen Tip!

  • Fun Fact! The Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. It's a time for celebrating and spring cleaning, where it's tradition to sweep away bad fortune to make way for good luck! Try sweeping out some of your old recipes and try something new too! 
  • Chinese appetizers? You got it! You have to try our Creamy Crab Wontons and this perfect Wonton Soup!
  • Need more ideas for the Chinese New Year, or for your Chinese "takeout" menu? Then you have to try our Asian Honey Garlic Chicken, this amazing Chicken Fried Rice, and of course these Chinese Spareribs!  

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 36

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 125
  • Calories from Fat 77
  • Total Fat 8.5g 13 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.0g 25 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 1.4g 3 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 26mg 9 %
  • Sodium 83mg 3 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 11g 4 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2 %
  • Sugars 4.3g 0 %

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I made these cookies along with the lucky Chinese noodles and added shrimp to make it a meal. My husband loved it! I wouldn't change a thing . Both will go on the keeper stack.

We all enjoyed these cookies, the butter makes the cookie. I will use this recipe again.

can I use sugar substute as I am diabetic? Also, do you have to use butter? Thanks. Lola offense, but perhaps you should go to the "Splenda" and "Can't Believe It's Not Butter' sites.....this recipe has a lot of butter in it....I think if you tried to avoid it, you might as well not make the cookie. We try to avoid excess sugar/butter as well, I know it's not easy. Instead, I still make a lot of recipes, but LIMIT the amount we allow ourselves. It's all about portion size and moderation. BTW, this cookie was quick, easy, no-fuss. I used pecans instead of almonds. Not sure it will be on my top 10 cookies list however.

I love your recipes, they are simple and very good. The print out of them is excellent and ver easy to read.

These are also good with a marachino cherry instead of an almond for those who are allergic to nuts.

This is my absolute favorite cookie in the whole world. Thank you for sharing it.


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