Chinese Almond Cookies

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Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe
The recipe for these crisp almond cookies was given to Louise Pariani nearly 50 years ago by Ah Lee Wong of Chicago, who was a Navy shipmate of her husband's during World War II.
Makes about 4 dozen

Ingredients

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About 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter or margarine, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon milk
1/3 cup blanched whole almonds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Preparation

1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1 cup butter and sugar until smooth. Add whole egg and almond extract and beat until well blended. Add flour and baking powder; stir to mix, then beat until well blended.

2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, flatten each slightly, and place about 1 inch apart on buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

3. In a small bowl, beat egg yolk with milk to blend. Brush cookies lightly with egg mixture; discard any remaining. Press an almond into the center of each cookie and sprinkle with about 1/8 teaspoon sesame seeds.

4. Bake cookies in a 325° regular or convection oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes; if baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

Nutritional analysis per cookie.

Created date

August 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 86
Caloriesfromfat 51 %
Protein 1.2 g
Fat 4.9 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 9.4 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 52 mg
Cholesterol 19 mg