The eldest, honored daughter is moving soon to Hong Kong for eighteen months on a mission for our church and I'm hosting her open house/farewell the day after Thanksgiving. The food for the farewell must be Chinese themed and of course, gluten free. There are some great recipes I found online that suit the purpose nicely.
Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe
- 1 1/3 cups of almond flour,
- 1 cup of butter, chilled
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of almond extract
- 1 3/4 cups of g-f flour (today I used Bette H's featherlight)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- Thinly sliced almonds
1 Place the almond flour, salt, and butter into an electric beater with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed for three minutes. The mixture will become course and chunky looking.
2 Add one of the eggs, reserving the other for later, and the almond extract. Mix on low speed until just incorporated.
3 Sift together the flour, sugar, and baking soda then add to the butter mixture at low speed. Mix until just combined.
4 Make the dough into a roll and wrap in plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator for two hours to chill.
5 Preheat the oven to 350F.
6 Slice the dough and place on cookies sheet with a slivered almond onto each cookie and lightly press it into place,
Bake for 8 minutes or edges just being to tan. Remove immediately from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Makes 5 dozen
I modified this recipe for GF fromhttp://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chinese_almond_cookies/