Elegant little tea cookies with an almond pressed into the top. I like to cut the whole almonds in half to put on top of the cookies.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light. Beat in the almond and vanilla extracts and the egg yolks. Next, stir in the chopped almonds, flour and salt. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, dip the balls into the egg whites. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Press a whole almond into the top of the ball, flattening the cookie a little bit.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges start to brown.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 22.2g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 37.4mg; sodium 109.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2008
My mother made these cookies at Christmas time when I was growing up. YUM! May want to use unsalted butter and/or reduce the amount of salt in recipe depending on taste preferences. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2007
the cookies turned out except the recipe does not give any info for the glaze. They are like the chinese almond cakes in that they are cake like in texture (puffy not flat like the photo) - I guess because of the cake flour. I would recommend roasting the whole almonds to make them crunchy on the cookies...they are kind of soft otherwise. Read More
(11)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2007
the cookies turned out except the recipe does not give any info for the glaze. They are like the chinese almond cakes in that they are cake like in texture (puffy not flat like the photo) - I guess because of the cake flour. I would recommend roasting the whole almonds to make them crunchy on the cookies...they are kind of soft otherwise. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2008
My mother made these cookies at Christmas time when I was growing up. YUM! May want to use unsalted butter and/or reduce the amount of salt in recipe depending on taste preferences. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2008
The recipe was simple easy and turned out really awesome. Again like the previous person has stated there is no recipe for the glaze but they still turned out great will definitely choose this recipe to make again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
this turn out very salty! i had to add more flour and more sugar. other then adding more stuff to this recipe it was good. if any one makes this. do not put salt in it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
thanks for the recipe. Refreshingly light and great after I make a stirfry! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2020
I made a minor adjustment to this recipe and came out with really scrumptious cookies. Instead of using all cake flour, I subbed 2/3 for almond flour. Baking time should be extended to at least 15 mins because of this. My cookies have varying shades of color because of the oil I used. One pan was greased with salted butter, yielding lighter cookies, and the other was greased with grape seed oil. All tasted amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2019
The cookies were soft and smelled AMAZING Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2016
If you need a good glaze recipe to go along with this cookie this website is good! I made this cookie and used the glaze from this website and they turned out well! Read More