Chinese New Year Almond Cookies Recipe

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Chinese New Year Almond Cookies
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  1. In large bowl, beat together butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, almond extract and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, ground almonds and baking powder; add to butter mixture and stir to form stiff dough.
  2. Roll dough by tablespoonfuls (15 mL) into balls. Place, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on greased or parchment paper?lined rimless baking sheet; top each with whole almond, pressing into dough. Mix egg yolk with 1 tsp (5 mL) water; brush over cookies.
  3. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until edges are light golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 950.7 Kcal (3980 kJ)
Calories from fat 591.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65.69g 101%
Cholesterol 115.57mg 39%
Sodium 31.79mg 1%
Potassium 386.48mg 8%
Total Carbs 78.55g 26%
Sugars 26.46g 106%
Dietary Fiber 4.72g 19%
Protein 14.38g 29%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 136.5mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 500.81 Kcal (2097 kJ)
Calories from fat 311.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.6g 101%
Cholesterol 60.88mg 39%
Sodium 16.75mg 1%
Potassium 203.59mg 8%
Total Carbs 41.38g 26%
Sugars 13.94g 106%
Dietary Fiber 2.49g 19%
Protein 7.57g 29%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 9%
Iron 1mg 10%
Calcium 71.9mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.7
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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