Almond Cookies (杏仁酥)

Almond Cookies (杏仁酥)

Introducing 杏仁酥, also known as Almond Cookies! These little treats are the epitome of simple elegance. With their delicate almond flavor and a texture that's crisp yet tender, they're irresistibly good. Let's dive right into the recipe, shall we?
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese


For Cookies:

  • 200 g almond flour
  • 100 g all-purpose flour
  • 120 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • A pinch of salt

For Toppings:

  • Whole almonds for garnish
  • 1 egg yolk beaten for egg wash


Prepare Cookie Dough:

    Combine Dry Ingredients:

    • In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, all-purpose flour, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

    Cream Butter and Sugar:

    • In a separate bowl, cream the unsalted butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy.

    Add Egg and Almond Extract:

    • Beat in the egg and almond extract until well combined.

    Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients:

    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.


    • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the dough to firm up.
    • Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet:


    • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

    Line Baking Sheet:

    • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

    Shape and Bake Cookies:

      Shape Cookies:

      • Take small portions of the dough and roll them into balls. Place them on the prepared baking sheet and slightly flatten with your palm.

      Add Almonds:

      • Press a whole almond into the center of each cookie.

      Egg Wash:

      • Brush the tops of the cookies lightly with beaten egg yolk for a golden finish.


      • Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.


      • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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