One of the reasons I created this blog, is to share and create food memories. So, today I want to share one of my childhood food memories with you, Chinese Almond Cookies. Growing up, my grandpa worked in Macau and had to travel back and forth on the ferry. Every so often, we will take a mini family vacation to visit. One of the things that really stuck with me were these amazing Chinese Almond Cookies from Macau. Why did it stick with me? Because that shit was delicious! They have a dense shortbread like consistency that just melts in your mouth. With that said, I’m going to recreate it and add it on to my paleo menu.
This week, we have little Chef Rue in the kitchen with me and he is such a little big helper! I really love being able to have him work with me. He loves being like daddy and it really makes me happy. As you can see in the video, he loves it and it definitely makes filming interesting haha. Hope you enjoy this week’s recipe!
Paleo Chinese Almond Cookies:
2 Cups – Otto’s Natural Cassava Flour
1 Cup – Blanched Almond Meal
¼ Cup – Ground Sesame Seeds
¼ Tsp – Salt
8oz – Gold Nugget Ghee (Room Temp)
2 Tsp – Almond Extract
2 – Pasture Raised Eggs
1 Cup – Paleo Friendly Powdered Sugar¹
1 Tbsp – Black Sesame Seeds
Note¹: You can substitute powdered sugar and 2 eggs with ½ Cup honey
Chinese Almond Cookies Instruction:
1.) To create the Paleo Friendly Powdered Sugar, blend beet sugar with tapioca starch in a food processor until it resembles powdered sugar.
2.) In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.
3.) Mix together ghee and dry ingredients until everything is incorporated.
4.) Add rest of the ingredients and knead into a ball then divide it into two balls. Add black sesame seeds to one of the balls and knead thoroughly.
5.) Take 2 tbsp of dough, press into moon cake press and press down on a flat surface firmly. Tip: Lightly greasing the mold allows easy release.
6.) Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes at 350°F. I like mine snappier, so I bake them for as long as I can but I watch them closely so they don’t brown. There you have it, my Paleo Chinese Almond Cookies! Until next time, eat up, my friends!