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Almond Cookies (Dim Sum Variety) Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Almond Cookies (Dim Sum Variety)

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"These almond cookies are what you would typically find in Chinese dim sum restaurants in Hawaii. A lot of these neighborhood dim sum stores/restaurants have closed down recently, so it's nice to be able to still enjoy these cookies from your own kitchen. If you enjoy the flavor of almonds, you'll love these cookies. This is a simple recipe and is a favorite in my family. Give it a try!"

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Original recipe makes 48 cookies Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour a few drops of red food coloring into a small bowl, and set aside.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the shortening together with the sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in the egg and almond extract.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the sugar-shortening mixture, and mix well. Scoop up a scant tablespoon of dough with a spoon, and form into a walnut-sized ball. Place the ball onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and press the ball slightly with your thumb to create a flat spot on top (don't flatten the cookie). Dip the end of a bamboo chopstick into the red food coloring, and touch the center of each cookie to make a red dot.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly browned, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on a rack.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins
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Mar 01, 2011

EXCELLENT! Quick, easy, and oh so good! Don't change a thing. Quite addicintg too. My daughter actually found this recipe and made it for a school project. After she made it and I tried it, I logged onto my account on AllRecipes to save to my recipe box and rate it. Since it only had 1 rating at the time of this writing, I would not have typically have made this. So glad she did, and I will definitely be making this again!

 
Mar 10, 2011

These came out amazing! Easy to make, there were crispy and flaky and crumbled and melted as they were bitten into. I added in 3 tsp almond extract for the extra almond flavor. Thank you for sharing Wishme!

 

18 Ratings

Jul 13, 2011

Delicious! My son is allergic to milk although we do use alternative ingredients for butter, this was easy and tasted great! I even let the kids paint the cookies with food coloring. Great recipe!

 
Feb 04, 2011

Wonderfully light cookies and very easy to make.

 
Jun 05, 2012

These were the best almond cookies I have ever had. Instead of the red food coloring dot I put an almond other then that I followed the recipe as it was and it's perfect.

 
Dec 13, 2011

These are exactly what I remember Chinese almond cookies to taste like. This is a winner!

 
Apr 13, 2013

Awesome!

 
Dec 16, 2013

These turned out wonderful!! I bought some chocolate covered almonds and decided to try this recipe to go on my Christmas cookie trays!! These are so easy to make! I even forgot the additional 3tbs of shortening and they still turned out very well!! Thank you for sharing!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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