Chinese Almond Cookies

These richly flavoured cookies are very tender and a great accompaniment with a cup of tea or a perfect addition to your festive dessert table.


  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter (Amul)
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Almond Extract
  • 2¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 48 Whole Blanched Almonds
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tbsp Water


Prep: 45 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

  1. Heat oven to 180℃.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
  3. Add egg and almond extract and beat until well mixed.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and salt and beat on low speed, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place them 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten slightly and press an almond into the center of each cookie.
  7. Beat egg yolk with water in a small bowl and brush the cookies with the mixture.
  8. Bake for 11 to 15 minutes or until just set.
  9. Remove from the cookie sheet and cool completely.