Almond Cookies

I often serve these cookies as a light dessert after a Chinese dinner.  Many years ago the teacher in one of my cooking classes made these.  The almond flavored cookie is a perfect dessert after a stir-fry dinner.  The cookies are very light with lots of almond flavoring.

Almond Cookies

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. almond extract
  • couple drops of yellow food coloring
  • 2-1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 36 blanched almonds (I used sliced almonds as that was all I had)

Mix sugar, butter, egg, almond extract and food coloring together.  Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder and add to wet ingredients.

Using a 1-inch stainless steel scoop form into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.   I then roll them in my hands to smooth them out.   Gently press an almond in the center of each ball.  Bake 15 minutes in a preheated 350°F oven.

Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com  

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