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Chinese Almond Butter Cookies

Chinese almond cookies have a somewhat elusive history, but one thing for sure their popularity contributed to their delicious and make great gifts to spread good fortune. Bake some up to share. Serve them with some Oolong tea for the perfect afternoon pair. They are light in texture and full of almond flavor!

VChinese Almond Butter Cookies

Chinese Almond Butter Cookies

Yield: 2-3 dozen
prep time: 13 M cook time: 7 M total time: 20 M


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or dairy-free butter, softened
  • 1 cup almond butter, creamy or chunky
  • 3/4 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp dairy-free milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract


How to cook Chinese Almond Butter Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare the baking sheet.
  2. Mix flaxseed and water, stir well and set aside for later.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer beat together the coconut oil and almond butter until smooth.
  4. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the nondairy milk, vanilla, and flaxseed mixture. Mix until combined.
  6. Add all flour, baking powder, and salt and mix just until blended. Do not overwork.
  7. Scoop heaping tbsp of dough and place on cookie sheet about 2" apart, enough room to spread.
  8. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until just barely golden brown on the edges.
  9. Allow to cool and enjoy!
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