These Vegan Chinese Almond Cookies are made with simple ingredients and take minimal time to make. They are great as a snack and for the holidays such as Lunar New Year.
On weekends when I was focused on studying back when I was in middle school, I would walk into the kitchen looking to snack on the cookies in the metal tin that came with them.
More often than not, I would not be able to open them unless I used the end of a metal spoon to lift the metal lid up. Anyone else relate? As a creature of habit, I would only pick out the almond cookies that were similar to shortbread cookies. As I walk back and forth from the living room where I was studying to the kitchen, I would have eaten all the shortbread cookies leaving the ones I didn’t like in the metal box and hoping no one would ask where all those went and if anyone did ask, I would go into hiding mode.
Are you the one who would eat the last cookie in a cookie jar/box or would you save it for others?
If you are ready to make these Vegan Chinese Almond Cookies, let’s get baking!Print
These Vegan Chinese Almond Cookies are made with simple ingredients and takes minimal time to make. They are great as a snack and for the holidays such as Lunar New Year.
-2 cups (~180g) fine almond flour
-1 ¾ cups (~180g) all-purpose flour
-¾ cup (65g) toasted almond flakes
-½ cup (1 stick or 115g) unsalted, vegan butter, cold
-1 cup (100g) organic powdered sugar
-½ tsp almond extract
-pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add in the almond flour, all-purpose flour, powdered sugar, and salt. Mix until just combined.
- Add in the vegan butter and almond extract. Mix until a crumble form. Fold in the toasted almond flakes. Mix again until the dough can come together when you squeeze it.
- Lightly flour some cookie molds of your choice. Add about 50g of the dough into the molds, press and flatten. Gently remove from the molds and add to the baking sheet, leaving about 1-inch space between. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let cool before eating. The cookies are fragile when removed from the oven so it is important to allow them to cool completely before moving them. Enjoy!
Keywords: almond cookies, vegan cookies, Lunar New Year