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Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival or Spring Feast, is the most important of the Chinese holidays. In fact, celebrations go on for 15 days and specially for this, we made Chinese almond cookies.

Preparation time

15 min preparation + 10 min cooking time + 1 hour rest time


16 cookies



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For 16 cookies
  • 100 g almond flour 
  • 80 g hard margarine or butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1+1 egg (1 egg for the cookie dough and 1 egg for coating the cookies)
  • 1 tsp almond extract 
  • 100 g pastry flour 
  • 100 g Zùsto 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • handful of whole or half almonds


  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper

Preparation method

Preheat your oven to 180°C.

  1. Mix the almond flour with the margarine and salt. Add the egg and the almond extract. 
  2. Then add the flour, the Zùsto and baking powder. Mix into a dough ball. Wrap in cling film and leave the dough to rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 
  3. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and roll balls of dough (25g each) between your hands. Press flat to a thickness of  approximately 0.5 cm with the palm of your hand and then press an almond into it. 
  4. Beat the second egg and brush the cookies with the beaten egg. 
  5. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 min until they turn golden brown.


Nutritional values

Chinese Almond Cookies For 1 cookie of 25 grams dough
Energy (kcal) 106
Fat (g) 7.5
Of which saturates (g) 1.9
Carbohydrates (g) 5
Fibre (g) 1.9
Protein (g) 2.4

About Yasmine Marchal

Hi, I’m Yasmine from the pastry blog Tartes Yaya. As well as running my blog, I work full time as an IT project manager. Baking is my creative outlet, but I also enjoy sports (jogging, hiking, aerial dance and horse riding).

I’m mum to an 8 year old boy, Ilyas, and a 6 year old girl, Fatou. In August 2018, Ilyas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease that is not caused by eating too much sugar… just to clarify that! ;)).Even though a type 1 diabetic can eat whatever they want and don’t have to follow a special diet, their body has greater difficulty in processing real sugars because the body is not able to produce insulin itself or manage insulin spikes properly.

My son’s diabetes led me to discover Zùsto and since then, Zùsto has been my favourite sugar substitute!

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