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Chinese Cookies (China) Recipe

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This recipe for Chinese Cookies (China), by , is from The UWSP Multicultural Affairs Department Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Monday, March 2, 2009


2 cups flour, sifted
tsp. Baking powder
cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
cup shortening
candied ginger, almond extract, sesame seeds, optional

Sift flour and baking powder onto board or into mixing bowl. Make well in center; add sugar, one whole egg, plus yolk of second egg and shortening. Mix thoroughly until mixture forms soft dough. Knead one minute; roll dough into two cylinders about 1-inch diameter. Pinch off pieces; roll into balls. Flatten, place on greased baking sheet.

Ginger cookies:
Press a small sliver of candied ginger into center, brush with beaten egg white.
Almond cookies: Add 1 teaspoon almond extract. Press whole almond into center; brush with beaten egg white.

Sesame cookies:
Dip cookie in beaten egg white, then into untoasted sesame seeds; brush again with egg white.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Makes about 4 dozen. Oven: 350 F




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