Chinese Almond Cookies are crispy cookies with almonds and a wonderful almond flavor. Do you love shortbread? You might enjoy these cookies.
Sure, we have all enjoyed these cookies at a restaurant. In many different Chinese restaurants, the meal concludes with a couple of these cookies. Why not enjoy the taste of a fresh and warm cookie with this Chinese almond cookie recipe?
Chinese Almond Cookies History
It is believed the Chinese Almond Cookie came from a Chinese Walnut cookie that came from the Ming Dynasty in the 16th century. The nut in the center of the cookie symbolized good luck. Originally created for royalty, this cookie would become available to all. This cookie would make its way to the United States as the Chinese immigrants came to the United States to help build the railways.
This popular cookie now has a holiday named after it. April 9th is now known as National Chinese Almond Cookie Day.
Recreate this Chinese Almond Cookie at home
It’s hard to beat the taste of a freshly baked cookie. Do not settle for cookies that come of out of box, when you can make these famous cookies at home. What is in these amazing cookies? Flour, butter, almond extract, and almonds. It’s hard to find an easier cookie to make.
What makes the Chinese Almond Cookie so unique?
This cookie has certainly evolved over the years. This cookie somewhat resembles a buttery almond cookie. There is a hint of almond baked into the batter, as well as the almonds baked into the batter.
If you are looking for other cookies that are suitable for mailing you might want to try some of these cookies.