Xiaodianxin from China | Chinese Almond Cookies

Xiaodianxin means cookies in Chinese and for their Lunar New Year, they make these almond cookies to bring good luck. I seem to have baked quite a few new year related bakes, hoping to bring in loads of luck. These Almond cookies can be prepared with either Almond meal or Almond flour.

Almond flour is fine powder without the skin, while almond meal can be made at home with the skin on. I made my own almond meal and made only half of the recipe. This site was referred and further modified but I am not able to find the source for now.

The recipe I followed didn’t have butter, whereas I added to mine and the cookies had a crisp bite and chewy texture. Everybody loved this one to snack on.

I wanted to leave it with just oil, but since I was thinking I should try the recipe without any modification, the original one seem to have been made with butter, so I added a bit. This was one of the cookies that got baked last Sunday and because I was already baking so many cookies, I made with only 1/4th of the recipe, which gave me 15 cookies. Hubby dear liked it a lot and my colleagues enjoyed it as well. It’s been a cookie day at the office daily. so I glad the cookies get completed.

Xiaodianxin from ChinaChinese Almond Cookies

Today is X for Xiaodianxin from China | Chinese Almond Cookies

In the ABC Bake around the World series:

A for Afghan Biscuit from New Zealand
B for Brownie from the United States
C for Cheese Crackers with Parmesan from Italy
D for Devil’s Food Cake from the United States
E for English Muffin Bread from the United Kingdom
F for Fougasse from France
G for Garlic Bread from India
H for Hot Cross Bun from England
I for Ischler Cookies are from Austria
J for Johnny Cake from Belize
K for Kugelhopf  from Europe
L for Lekach from Germany
M for Mupotohayi | Chimodho from Zimbabwe
N for Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from Italy
O for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Scotland
P for Peanut Cookies from China
Q for Qurabiya from Iran
R for Russian Rose Bread from Russia
S for Sekerpare from Turkey
T for Tahini and Almond Cookies from Israeli
U for Umm Ali from the Middle East
V for Vasilopita from Greece
W for Weihnachtsstollen from Germany

Xiaodianxin from China

Almond Cookies

Xiaodianxin from China | Chinese Almond Cookies

1/4 + 1/8 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Almond Powder Meal or Almond flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Baking powder
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 tbsp Butter
Almonds for garnish

Preheat the oven to 185 C.
Powder the whole almonds to a fine powder, add sugar and pulse again.
In a bowl, take the flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, oil and butter.
Mix everything to get a dough.
Line a baking tray with a parchment paper. make small balls of the dough, press a sliced almond on top.
Bake for 12 mins at 185C.
Allow to cool before serving.

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Xiaodianxin from China | Chinese Almond Cookies
Chinese Almond Cookies or Xiaodianxin which means cookies in Chinese are made with ground almond and tastes very crispy and chewy. Makes a great snack to enjoy!
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Course Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine Chinese
By Cook Method Oven
Occasion New Year
Dish Type Eggless Cookies
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Course Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine Chinese
By Cook Method Oven
Occasion New Year
Dish Type Eggless Cookies
Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 185 C.
  2. Powder the whole almonds to a fine powder, add sugar and pulse again.
  3. In a bowl, take the flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, oil and butter.
  4. Mix everything to get a dough.
  5. Line a baking tray with a parchment paper. make small balls of the dough, press a sliced almond on top.
  6. Bake for 12 mins at 185C.
  7. Allow to cool before serving.
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12 comments

  1. The Chinese almond cookies should be delicious , and surely they will bring in luck 😆.
    The April marathon is giving happiness to lots of friends , colleagues and neighbors , naturally they are getting so many bakes to relish !

  2. Aren’t your colleagues the luckiest? Cookie day sounds like a better celebration than many other inane days we celebrate. The cookies look delectable. Almond meal would have added a lovely taste and texture.

  3. Even my hubby’s colleagues are happy as he carried all the baked treats i baked for April marathon. Am sure yours are seriously lucky. Chinese cookies looks absolutely addictive and dangerously delicious.

  4. I simply fell in love with these cookies on the very first bite. Fantastic almond flavor and very easy to put together. I took it to my group dance practice and everyone loved it. Glad we baked the same cookie 😊

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