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Good Fortune Almond Cookies

Categories: Cookies

Submitted by: Karen Wilcher

These taste just like the almond cookies you can purchase at Chinese restaurants across the US. Topped with a whole almond, they may just bring you good fortune.


  • 1 c. shortening
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 36 almonds
  • 1 egg whites beaten


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream shortening and sugar in a medium mixing bowl; beat until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, vanilla and almond extracts; beat well. Add flour, baking powder and salt to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended.  Dough will be crumbly but should hold together when formed into a ball.

Shape dough into 1-inch ball. Place balls 2-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press an almond sliver into center of dough ball.  Brush tops with beaten egg white. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove cookie from sheets; cool on wire racks.