Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies – the almond flakes in these Chinese-style biscuits make them particularly crumbly. This is the best recipe for almost any cookie I’ve ever seen. It’s simple, quick, and foolproof enough for even a novice baker to try!


Among the many varieties of almond cookies, today I’ll show you how to create Chinese version, which are at least as good as the traditional American versions.

We’d be in the kitchen whipping up treats in the days leading up to Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year). Almond cookies are a favorite among Chinese-Malaysians and peanut and walnut cookies.

These cookies resemble melting moments, but they have a distinct almond flavor thanks to almond flakes and extract.

Adding almond flakes to the cookies gives them an incredible nutty flavor.

One of my contributors, CP Choong, tried a recipe from a cookbook he picked up in Malaysia. Because shortening replaces butter in the recipe, these almond cookies are incredibly crumbly and melt in your mouth.

My aversion to almonds turned into a love for the nut as I became older as a child. These powdered almond cookies are a terrific Lunar New Year treat.

The average number of calories per serving

  • Each serving of this recipe contains only 271 calories.


  • 70g of (1/2 cup) icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • Round cookie cutter
  • 120g of (1 cup) all-purpose flour or plain flour
  • 130g of (4.5 oz. or 1/2 cup) shortening
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 60g (2 oz.) almond flakes (lightly roasted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 80 g (1/2 cup) corn starch


  1. Preheat the oven up to 325°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. When the shortening and icing sugar has been combined in a medium-sized bowl, add the almond extract if desired.
  3. Incorporate almond flakes into the mixture by adding a variety of maize flour and all-purpose flour. Stir until a soft dough forms and the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Use plastic wrap to roll out the dough until it is 1cm thick. Apply flour to a cookie cutter and cut out rounds. Place on baking trays to cool.
  5. To cook, place the dish in a prepared oven and set the temperature to 160°C (325°F). Remove from heat and let it cool. Ensure that the container is airtight.


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