• April 9...Happy Chinese Almond Cookie Day!

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    Over a year ago

    I’m not sure why today is the date to celebrate Chinese Almond Cookies but I love them! And I like to think they’re good luck too…
    “Some say the Chinese almond cookie is adapted from the Chinese walnut cookie, a plain cookie with a walnut in the center, which was thought to bring good luck. Also called an almond biscuit or almond cake, today it is found in bakeries in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, as well as Chinatowns in cities worldwide.”
    (Source: The Nibble)
    They’re easy and yumful and full of almond goodness. :)

    Vegan Chinese Almond Cookies
    From Cham at Spice Club
    Vegetable shortening
    Almond extract
    Almond meal
    All-purpose flour
    Baking powder
    To decorate the cookie:
    Blanched whole almonds
    Sesame seeds

    The recipe includes directions on blanching almonds if you can’t find them pre-blanched. Read on here…Vegan Chinese Almond Cookies
    According to the Rules of the Interwebs, you shouldn’t post someone else’s entire recipe, only part of it with a link to the rest, unless you’ve changed the recipe up bigtime.

    Simple variations…
    Glazed Chinese Almond Biscuits from Laura at VegWeb
    Amazing Almond Cookies topped with sliced almonds from Julia’s (Vegan) Kitchen
    Chinese Almond Cookies using slivered almonds from Kelly Peloza via Vegan Recipe Review
    Chinese Almond Cookies made with potato starch from Julie Anne at The Conscious Kitchen
    Chinese Almond Cookies, a nutty lemony version, from Kate at The Global Gourmet
    Almond Cookies with ginger and coconut from The MacroChef

    I’ve also seen them shaped into flowers…supercute! :)

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