Chinese Almond Cookies 杏仁餅乾
By Ellen L. Published: 2015-06-24
I remember one of our family's special treats growing up was when 媽媽 and 爸爸 would come back from a long freeway drive to Phoenix Bakery in Chinatown with a pink box packed to the brim with deliciously fragrant crumbly yet crunchy chinese almond cookies, each with a toasty almond in the middle. These golden delights were eagerly snatched up by us three girls, each having our own style of devouring these almond scented treats. My special method was to nibble away all around until only the almond was left on its own island of cookie. Yummilicious! Recently my little girl's school asked us parents to prepare snacks to bring to school for the rest of the school year (up to mid July) and so lately I've been in serious cookie/cake mode. I recalled how delicious almond cookies were and so decided to try to make some since these cookies are hard to find in Hong Kong. To our family's delight these homemade Chinese Almond Cookies, or 杏仁餅乾, turned out tasting pretty darned close the real thing, just fresher and maybe even a tad more delicious than we remembered!