Almond Cookie Crisps for 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies

Amy, U Try It, warns that these cookies are addictive. After I ate the first one I thought, hmmm they’re pretty good – crispy and crunchy with a nice almond flavor. Then a little while later I found myself craving another one, and then another, and then another.

I also noticed my son and my husband kept going back for another and then another too. Yep, definitely addicting. (I won’t mention the other son who complained he only got two and his dad said you snooze you lose. lol)

These are such a pretty cookie too. As soon as I saw them, I wanted to make them. Apparently they sell them at Chinese bakeries, but I’ve never been to a Chinese bakery and they were new to me.

The original recipe said it made 42 teaspoon size cookies, but I was too impatient to make them that little and I use my littlest cookie scoop instead. I only got about 2 dozen cookies.

These would be the perfect dessert after a wonderful Asian meal. I also thought they were the perfect cookie to start my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies posts.

Once again, I’m joining other talented food bloggers who will post a new holiday cookie or other sweet recipe every Thursday for the next 12 weeks.  Hopefully, we’ll all end up with some great ideas and fabulous cookies to give away to friends and family for Christmas.  Can you believe Christmas is only 12 weeks away?

Thanks Amy for sharing your Almond Cookie Crisps recipe. Stop by U Try It to check out all of Amy’s delicious recipes.

Almond Cookie Crisps for 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

Almond Cookie Crisps for 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies


  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • a pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons castor sugar (fine granulated sugar)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond slices
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted


Preheat oven 325F. Line baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

In a small mixing bowl, beat egg white, salt, vanilla extract and sugar until foamy. Whisk until sugar is completely dissolved. Whisk in flour until no lumps. Then, gently fold in almond slices and butter.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter onto prepared baking sheet and spread batter into a 2 to 3-inch circle. (I used a little offset spatula to spread them.) Make sure the almonds flakes are not overlapping. Spoon the rest of the batter on baking sheet with each cookie at least 1-inch apart. (I was able to cook about 9 per tray.)

Bake 9 to 12 minutes depending on their size, rotate baking sheet once during baking. Bake until slightly golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack. Cookies will crisp up once completely cool.


slightly adapted from U Try It

If you’re interested in joining us for 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies contact Brenda, Meal Planning Magic, mealmagic at gmail dot com. Be sure and check out all of the fabulous cookies the other 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies bakers baked up for this week.


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  1. says

    Really? It’s 12 weeks already? Wow! Hmm, I can’t decide if I should make this. On one hand they look so good. On the other hand, I really don’t need to eat all of them (which I will).

  2. says

    Whenever we’re in Chinatown, we sometimes order some almond cookies at the end of the meal. I always say the same thing ‘these would be better if they were thinner and crispier – tuile like’. Yours are exactly what I’m thinking of! The only thing I might do is add some almond extract. I can’t wait to make these, they look amazing!

  3. says

    I’ve never had an almond crisp before. Normally, I’m a soft and chewy kinda cookie gal, except for oatmeal crisps. I think I’m going to be adding almond crisps as a new favourite soon!

  4. says

    This is my favorite time of year because I get to back holiday cookies with my daughter. And your recipe just made our list! :)

    We both love almonds so I just know these cookies will be awesome! Thanks for the great recipes. Keep’em coming.


  5. Tisha says

    It’s cookie baking time again! I am compiling a list of holiday cookies for my daughter and I to try out this year and your recipe just made the list :)

    Almonds are one of my favorite things to eat and when you put them in cookie, that is just the best!

    Keep those great recipes coming.


  6. says

    I am soooo ready to get into baking mode for the holidays! I’ll be baking right along with you this year, I’m going to try and make all of your cookie recipes!

    Yikes, I’ll probably gain six pounds….

  7. says

    Yeah for christmas! It is official. once you start seeing christmas post on food blogs then you know its time to get your thinking cap on! I was just asking my mom what type of christmas cookies and goodies I should make for my family and friends this year. I always give away a few boxes and I always want to do something different. These cookies look like a great place to start. Love almonds!

  8. says

    I copied that recipe even before I commented!! That’s how good they look. I do love almond anything, Barbara, and these crisp cookies look fabulous.
    (Wish I could join the 12 weeks of cookies, but doing the Gourmet 50 women on Fridays is about all I can handle! But I’ll be reading!)

  9. says

    So, there are only 12 weeks til Christmas – where did the other 39 or so weeks go this year??

    This look great. I love the almond cookies from Chinese restaurants and I would much rather have them than fortune cookies which are always kind of blah….I will have to try these! The ones that I have had are really chewy on the inside – soo good!

  10. says

    So glad to be baking again with you Barbara. This cookie looks very unique. I love that it has few ingredients and it would be perfect with a cup of tea. Looking forward to seeing what else you bake up.

  11. says

    Ok I won’t be making these. I definitely can’t have something so addictive in my house as I would have no control. I am a sucker for cookies with almond and these sound delicious. I can’t believe Christmas is only 12 weeks away!

  12. says

    What a lovely post. I’m glad you and your family love these cookies. I think I made these cookies way thinner than yours. That was why there were more cookies in a batch. :) But I’m sure yours tasted just as delicious. Thanks for the shout out and trying my recipe. Take care.


  13. says

    Those dainty cookies are bursting with almonds! Yummy! I’ve never visited a Chinese bakery, either, so I’ll need to make these to enjoy after dinner.

  14. says

    Those look great. I would love them and eat them all because my husband doesn’t like crispy cookies. I emailed you about the link and I think I’ve figured it out. Thanks!

  15. says

    Oooh! I have a stockpile of almonds at the moment (a grocery shopping list slip up) and was wondering what to do with all of them! These cookies sound great.