Saturday, August 21, 2010
Chinese Bakery Almond Cookies
Last week the kids and I met my folks in town for a little shopping and to have lunch together. They took us out to a little family owned Chinese buffet that they like. It was wonderful food and a good atmosphere - a very enjoyable meal spent with my parents.
After eating our way through the lunch items, it was time for dessert. My mom loves the peanuts that are drenched in honey and rolled in sesame seeds. They are a perfect after meal accompaniment. My dad's favorite treat are the Almond Cookies.
Hoping to be able to make the Almond cookies for my dad next time he visits, I looked up a recipe on the internet. They were perfect - I think I liked them better than the ones at the Chinese buffet!
If you like almond, these are the cookies for you.
Chinese Almond Cookies
1/2 C butter (I used half butter and half shortening)
1/2 C sugar
1 1/4 C flour
1/2 C ground almonds
2 tsp. Almond extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar, add egg, mix well. Add flour, ground almonds and almond extract. Mix well.
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly brown.
I doubled this recipe because it is small for a family of seven!