National Chinese Almond Cookie Day | Chinese Almond Cookies – The Foodie Patootie

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day | Chinese Almond Cookies

Sometimes I’m baffled. I’m baffled by the ways of the world, by people, by some math problems…and by some food holidays.

You would think the food holidays and me would be best friends, that I would have this project in the bag and be able to recite the rhyme and reason behind the days as they stand. Most of the time, I’m quite alright. Then days like today happen.

It’s National Chinese Almond Cookie Day and frankly, I didn’t know what that would entail. What’s the difference between a Chinese almond cookie and just a regular almond cookie? I still don’t exactly know. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t know it all.

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day | Chinese Almond Cookies

What I do know is that these cookies get my seal of approval. I’m generally a mega fan of anything almond.

These cookies were great by themselves and in fact, the batch was almost gone before my husband had the brilliant idea to incorporate Cookie Butter into the mix. You see, a couple of weeks ago I went to Trader Joe’s with Jackie and I was on a mission- no matter what, I had to get the famous Cookie Butter, both crunchy and smooth. (Crunchy is better, FYI.) Mike and I have steadily eaten out of this jar and it’s almost gone now, but there was just enough to make a sandwich out of it along with some chinese almond cookies.

Talk about brilliant.

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day | Chinese Almond Cookies

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day | Chinese Almond Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: The Foodie Patootie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • Cookie Butter (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325*F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  3. Roll into 2 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork.
  4. In a small bowl, beat egg white and water. Brush over cookies. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Notes
Adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chinese-almond-cookies” target=”_blank”]Taste of Home[/url].

Tomorrow: National Cinnamon Crescent Day

52 Responses to “National Chinese Almond Cookie Day | Chinese Almond Cookies”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) — April 9, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Those sound amazing and I bet they would be awesome with some Nutella, too! YUM!

  2. Ricci — April 9, 2014 at 8:52 am

    YUM!!! Those cookies look AMAZING!! Like you I am a fan of anything almond 🙂

  3. Christine — April 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

    How have I never heard of this famous “cookie butter??” I guess what I need to look for next time I go to Trader Joe’s!!

  4. Scott — April 9, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Looks great and I second the comment about adding Nutella!

  5. Kristin — April 9, 2014 at 9:21 am

    That’s a new one to me! But they look tasty!

  6. Jus — April 9, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Mmmm these look good, I bet you could make them gluten free by using Almond Flour.

  7. Rosey — April 9, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I’ve never had one but they look delicious. I like that they’re bite-sized!

  8. aimee fauci — April 9, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I’ve never heard of any kind of almond cookie but these do look great and the PB Almond Cookie sandwich looks brilliant therefore I must pin!

  9. Meredith Yeverino — April 9, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Would you choose cookies over wine? I’d choose cookies. =)

    • Jennifer — April 9th, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

      Hmmm, that’s hard. I don’t have an incredibly sweet tooth so actually, more times than not, I would choose wine. 🙂

  10. Nadeen — April 9, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Yum!! Is that peanut butter smothered in between?!! Im pinning also! From Southern Girl.

    • Jennifer — April 9th, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

      It’s Cookie Butter that I bought from Trader Joe’s!

  11. Jessica — April 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

    These look delicious! That filling between the cookies must be yummy. I love almond cookies and would be happy to make my own from home. These are probably way better than store bought.

  12. Trish — April 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

    These look so yummy … especially with peanut butter!

  13. Cece — April 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Yum-o! These look amazing …add Nutella? OMG over the moon. I’m unfamiliar with cookie butter…I’ll have to investigate.

  14. These look so dainty and delicious! Pinned!

  15. I’m becoming an almond fan myself. I am still on the fence about Almond Butter, but in my coffee, almond vanilla milk ALL THE WAY!

  16. Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade — April 9, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    These sound simple and delicious. I love almond anyway.

  17. I love national food days, particularly National Hamburger Day and National Cheesecake Day!

    I haven’t ever tried these but they are worth a shot if I could remove the peanut stuff.

  18. Fizzy Party — April 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I do love the Chinese Almond Cookies and will have to try it with the butter.

  19. Holley — April 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  20. Debra — April 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Seriously? there is a day for everything. Since it’s a day for cookies I’m in!

  21. Krystal — April 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    These look very good! And, ps, that slate thing is AWESOME!

  22. Dawn Lopez — April 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    How cool! This is a day I am game to celebrate! 😉 Your cookies look delicious.. and YES please on the cookie butter! Delicious!

  23. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) — April 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Oh my these look and sound amazing! Yum! I will have to make them!

  24. I have never heard of National Chinese Almond Cookie Day, but I am loving it. These cookies look utterly scrumptious!

  25. Karen — April 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    These look delicious! I would love to try making these. I think my husband would love them!

  26. Veronica — April 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    That cookie recipes seems to be just amazing and I’m sure tasty. Great photograohy

  27. valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — April 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    You know I don’t like almonds but I have been known to have an almond cookie from time to time, they’re sort of more like a sugar cookie.

  28. Jenn @ The Rebel Chick — April 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I love almond cookies! That’s a great idea to use peanut butter in those.

  29. Mommy Pehpot — April 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    so much National Day for food! I wonder is a day that says National Day for No Food? haha

    the cookie butter and the almond cookies is one bright idea!

  30. Rachael — April 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    This recipe looks really yummy. I’ll have to make these cookies sometime.

  31. brett — April 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    cookie butter. they NEVER have had it when i’m at TJ’s. and it’s not a short drive!!

  32. Lexie Lane — April 10, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I love national days where you can also find different cultural foods! I love almond cookies too! yummy!

  33. Pauline Cabrera — April 10, 2014 at 1:29 am

    This is something that I should definitely try! I love almond cookies and to add more fillings between it can be exceptionally delicious! 🙂

  34. Chelsea — April 10, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Yum! The most important thing here is, what the heck is cookie butter and can I have some?!

  35. Mommy2jam — April 10, 2014 at 4:07 am

    I love Chinese almond cookies. Thank you for sharing how to make them. They sure do look delicious.

  36. Marina — April 10, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Ooooh yummy and nothing beats pairing it with cookie butter, right? Mmmmm

  37. Christie — April 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I love Chinese Almond Cookies too! Seriously delish any day!

  38. Erica — April 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

    These look really good. I make something similar with almond flour and Stevia. The butter sounds yummy too!

  39. teresa mccluskey — April 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

    These look rather good! I would love to try them out!

  40. Amanda Her — April 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Almond cookies are my favorite! I’d much rather have an almond cookie over a fortune cookie any day!

  41. Amanda — April 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This is one of my favorite things at the Chinese restaurant near us! We take them and dip them in our ice cream (you know, for added calories!)

  42. Katy Rawson — April 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I love almond cookies! These look crazy delicious. I’ve never tried making them though so I’m so pinning your recipe and will have to give it a shot.

  43. Dina — April 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    these cookies look light and delicious. I’m going to have to make these.

  44. StacieinAtlanta — April 10, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I don’t think I’ve tried the Chinese version of this cookie. They look good! I’m gonna give them a try.

  45. Shelly — April 10, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I make my sugar cookies using Almond Extract rather than Vanilla Extract. They always turn out super soft too!

  46. April Hammond — April 10, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I had never even heard of almond cookies, so definitely not getting the holiday, lol! That recipe looks tasty. I will have to give it a try!

  47. Dawn — April 11, 2014 at 2:29 am

    We have a Trader Joe’s in the next city over, but I am not sure that I have ever been there. I might have to check it out soon. Your cookies look delish!

  48. Amber K — April 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I love almond cookies and never knew there was a day just for them. These look super yummy by the way!

  49. Mina Slater — April 12, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    What? I never knew there was any kind of cookie day! That’s awesome! I love pretty much anything with almond and I really need to try that cookie butter!

    • Jennifer — May 2nd, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

      You’d be amazed by how much you learn cooking through the food holidays. It may be exhausting and make me question my sanity often, but it’s at least interesting! 🙂

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