Monday, May 25, 2015

Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe

This past spring Pierce's class did a unit on Ancient China.  I bought the ingredients to make some Chinese Almond Cookies to send to his class.  Then I got really busy, and didn't get around to making them until two days after they'd taken their exam.  But I figure late cookies are better than no cookies?

I took a recipe that was Chinese and adapted it to make it more U.S.-friendly in terms of measurements, instructions, and ingredients.  It's fairly simple, and was a hit with the kids, as Pierce came back with requests from his friends for the recipe.


Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
½ cup sugar
½ tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
30 Whole almonds 

Preheat oven to 325*.  Mix butter and sugar.  Add in almond extract and egg and mix well.  Add flour, baking soda and salt.  Once well mixed, form into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.  Flatten with your palm.  Place one almond in the center of each and press down slightly.  Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from baking sheets.  Makes approximately 25 – 30 cookies. 
 
Readers, what is your favorite cookie?

20 comments:

mail4rosey said...

Late cookies are def. better than no cookies. I'm sure these were really appreciated. :)

Linda E said...

I love these cookies and cant wait to make some. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Easy is my way of cooking!!!

Out on the prairie said...

These made me think of a almond shortbread a great aunt used to make. They were shaped into cresents. I may try these out soon!Have a bake sale Wednesday I need to send something to. I like peanut butter cookies best.

TexWisGirl said...

glad they liked it!

Steve Surratt said...

I believe that would be Midnight Espresso Crinkles!

Bas said...

Dat is de moeite waadr om even voor in de keuken te staan.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those sound yummy. I'm glad you ended up bringing them to his class, better late than never!

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

Yummy!

Lin said...

oooh, YUM!

I write the corporate employee newsletter for the company I work for and I get it translated into Spanish and Chinese. Let me know if the kids are ever covering China again...I've got connections if you want something written in Chinese to show them.

bluecottonmemory said...

I've learned that projects done late aren't really late at all - they're done just at the right time! Once I learned that - the daily became so much less stress-filled and so much more joy-filled! BTW - My favorite cookies are chocolate chip:)

Sally said...

They sure look good! Glad they enjoyed the cookies. :)

Linda said...

Oh, my favorite is chocolate chip.

Vision By Mila said...

Looks like something I want to try!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Oh, these cookies look great :)

Harry Flashman said...

Your learning objectives for that age group there in your schools are a lot different than the same age group down here. We'd probably get more mileage out of teaching kids more about the outside world, but they don't really get much of that in elementary school under our state curriculum.

I guess I like any really soft cookie that I can have with my coffee. I am guessing because I haven't had a cookie in ages.

alissa apel said...

Those do sound really good!

I like Chocolate Chip Cookies the most. I love ones that have oatmeal in them.

Montanagirl said...

Oh, now I would like these!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We wish we had some!
love
tweedles

Michael Manning said...

How cool! Learning about China at that age! :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I love the smell of cookies baking in the oven. Since I can't eat them I might as will smell them