Almond biscuit

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An almond biscuit, or almond cookie, is a type of biscuit that is made with almonds. They are a common biscuit in many different cuisines, and take many forms.

Types of almond biscuits include almond macaroons, Spanish almendrados, qurabiya (a shortbread biscuit made with almonds), and Turkish acıbadem kurabiyesi. In addition, Turkish şekerpare are often decorated with an almond.

In Norway, sandkaker are a type of almond cookie that are baked in fluted tins.[1]

Chinese almond biscuits[edit]

Chinese almond biscuit
Macau Koi Kei Bakery Almond Biscuits 2.JPG
Alternative namesAlmond cake
almond cookie
Place of originChina
Region or stateCanton Province
Main ingredientsApricot kernels

A Chinese almond biscuit (or cookie) is a type of Chinese pastry that is made with ground apricot kernels. The biscuit is one of the most standard pastries in Canton, Hong Kong, Macau, and in some overseas Chinese bakeries.[2] They are small, containing no filling. In addition, they are very crumbly.

In Macau, the snack has been one of the most popular specialty products, especially near the Ruins of the Cathedral of St. Paul, streets are packed with 10 to 20 stores, all selling different flavors of almond biscuits next to one another. Hawkers line up on the street to push the merchandise. It is recommended on the official Macau tourism website as a famous Macanese snack.[3] Choi Heong Yuen Bakery and Koi Kei are among the most famous brands of almond cookies from Macau.


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  1. ^ Stokker, Kathleen (2000). Keeping Christmas: Yuletide traditions in Norway and the new land. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 27. ISBN 0873513908
  2. ^ "Chinese Almond Cookie Recipe". The Nibble Great Food Finds. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Where To Eat, What To Eat in Macau"