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Chinese Moon Cookies

Categories: Baked GoodsDessertsWorld Cuisine (Chinese)
Contributed by: Kelly CA

Ger bought me three moon cookie molds for Christmas.
I told Dev's teacher that I would make some moon cookies for Lunar New Year so I thought I would test them out today.
The cookies came out SO cute!
I LOVE the lucky kitty ones. They are my favorites. ;-) **


  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup ground blanched almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 


Cream butter. Sift sugar and gradually mix with butter. Blend vanilla and almonds, and slowly knead in flour. Put dough into refrigerator.
Press cookies into prepared molds and cut excess dough away.
Bake the cookies on a cookie sheet, lined with silpat or parchment. in a preheated 350°F oven for 15 minutes, or until edges are golden.

**Ger got the [cookie] molds at http://www.chineseclayart.com/mall/c110/s25729/store_tools.asp
They are about 1/2 way down the page. This is a site for ceramics tools, but, these really are cookie molds.