Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 4 hours 30 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Chinese

Rich cookies with a delicious crunch of toasted almonds - yummilicious


  • Toasted almonds, finely chopped ½ cup
  • Toasted whole almonds ¼ cup
  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups
  • Sugar ¾ cup
  • Brown sugar ¼ cup
  • Bakin soda ½ tsp
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Butter ½ cup
  • Vanaspati ghee ½ cup
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Eggs 2


  • Take refined flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • Take butter and vanaspati ghee in a mixing bowl and whisk well. Add vanilla essence and eggs and whisk.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, a little at a time, and mix well with a spatula. Add chopped nuts and mix well to make a firm and smooth dough.
  • Shape the dough into a long rectangle log, wrap tightly in butter paper or aluminium foil and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 200º C. Line a baking tray with butter paper.
  • Cut the dough into pieces and shape each piece into a round cookie. Place them on the butter paper lined baking tray. Place a whole almond firmly on top of each cookie.
  • Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Cool and serve or store in airtight container.