Eggless Chinese Almond Cookies 无蛋杏仁曲奇饼

I think still most of you confused by Almond and Chinese Almond, am I right !!!!  Almond is actually a nut and Chinese Almond is an apricot kernel, its a seed. They smell so much different and yet they are such good marriage in many baking. I tried making jelly with the apricot kernel powder once but only a few interested in it. However, this is going to be a breakthrough cause I am going to try my baking with the apricot kernel powder. Hopefully, it going to be good. Please read on......

I've chosen to used shortening on this recipe and will be perfect for some vegan guests during the celebration.

Ingredients :
80gm  shelled almond, chopped then toasted
150gm   all purpose flour
100gm   Chinese almond powder (Apricot kernel powder)
1-1/2 tspn  baking powder
60gm  icing sugar
150gm  Crisco shortening

Method :
(1)  combine flour, apricot kernel powder, baking powder and sugar into a big bowl and mixed well.
(2)  stir in shortening till soft & sticky dough is formed and add in chopped toasted almond, knead till everything is well cooperated then keep refrigerated for 20 minutes or till set.
(3)  now, shape chilled dough into bite size ball dough ( I used bottle cap for shaping, please refer here) then place them to baking tray lined with parchment paper.

(4)  finally, bake at preheated oven 170'C for about 12 minutes or till lightly brown.
(5) leave to cool completely before storage into air tight jars.

If anyone of you have ever tried Macau traditional almond cookies 澳门杏仁饼, I think you will surely loving these cookies. The best thing is ..... its eggless and its vegan !  Eat healthy and stay beautiful. Enjoy & have lots of fun, and happy weekend everyone !


  1. Love both sweet almonds and Chinese almonds..these cookies must be awesome, Kristy.

  2. Can replace Crisco shortening with other ingredients ?

    1. Hi Carol,
      You can try with margarine but the taste is definitely not the same.

      Blessings, Kristy


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