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Asian Almond Cookies

Spice Islands®

Asian Almond Cookies


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

4 to 5 dozen cookies


1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Chinese Five Spice

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup ground almonds

Additional almonds for garnishing, if desired


Beat butter, sugar, five spice seasoning and vanilla until creamy, using an electric mixer. Add flour and almonds; mix on low speed until thoroughly combined.

Divide dough in half. Form each half into a 10-inch roll, about 1 inch in diameter. Cover with plastic wrap; chill a minimum of 1 hour (or, dough may be frozen).

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Slice rolls into 1/4-inch cookies; place on ungreased baking sheet. If desired, press almond slice, sliver or whole almond into center of cookie.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Cool on wire racks.

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