You can’t celebrate Chinese New Year without Almond Cookies. I usually buy mine at the store but this year with everything going on I decided to make my own cookies. So I got a recipe from my Mother N Law and I started baking.
- 1 1/3 cups of almond flour lightly packed
- 1 cup of unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of almond extract
- 1 3/4 cups of flour
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- Thinly sliced almonds
Place the almond flour, salt, and butter into an electric mixer with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed for three minutes. The mixture will become coarse and chunky looking.Add one egg, and almont extract- mix well . Add in slowly regular flour, baking soda a nd butter and combine together. Remove from mixer and wrap in platic and chill for at least two hours.
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the other egg into a bowl and beat it.Set aside. Take out dough and roll them into ball s,and then flatten to disc.
Bake at 325°F for 13-15 minutes or until the edges just begin to tan. Cool on the sheet on a wire rack.