I have a yummy cookie recipe for you today. Chinese Almond Cookies are delish and easy to make, plus they stack, making them easy to give as gifts.
Around this time every year I search for new cookies to make. Over the past 10 + years I have been going to an annual holiday cookie exchange that my friend Karen hosts. I always try to make something with a wow factor, but I find my efforts never turn out or look as good as the photo in the magazine or cookbook shows.
Over the years, I found the best cookies and the tastiest are always the simplest ones to make. They are the ones everyone grabs. I am sharing one of those cookie recipes with you today…one of my faves…Chinese Almond Cookies.
If you like almonds, you will love these cookies, if you love easy…ditto!
There is a surprise ingredient in them – you have the option to use water, gin or vodka. I have tried each and think when I make them with gin they taste the best.
I like sprinkling them with sanding sugar, but you can simply place an almond on the center of each cookie before baking.
Cookies Make Great Holiday Hostess Gifts
- Place them in a gift wrapped box to keep them from getting crushed and then give them as hostess gifts this holiday season.
- If you don’t have a box to use, check your pantry for empty plastic-wrap or foil boxes. Their long, thin shape is perfect for holding a batch of cookies. Simply glue gift wrap to the cardboard and line the inside with tissue paper. Add a bow and you have one very affordable and pretty gift.