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April 9th is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready to pop some
deliciousness in your mouth because it's National Chinese Almond Cookie
Day! I bet you can't resist having more than one!
right into celebrating National Chinese Almond Cookie Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Like almost all food holidays, this is a holiday just
the cookies taste so good that people want to celebrate them. And once
you bite into one of these crumbly cookies you might want to celebrate
them more than once a year yourself! Heck, if I mention these to my dad
his eyes light up like it's Christmas. Chinese almond cookies
biscuits or cake) have that lovely almond taste with actual almonds
either inside the cookie batter or a single, blanched almond will be
popped on the top of each cookie. They're made like most cookies;
you've got your flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, oil, egg and almond
extract. But this is one of the most common pastries you'll see coming
out of Hong Kong or any Chinatown bakery.
You see, these cookies
are loved worldwide! In fact, if you go the Ruins of the Cathedral of
St. Paul in Macau you're going to see 10 to 20 different stores ALL
selling different varieties of almond cookies! And I'm pretty sure you
can get these in most Chinese restaurants around here. So the
popularity for these cookies is definitely there and that's why
everybody wants to celebrate them. So let's get a chomping!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, the easiest way is to
head on down to your local grocery store and search for some Chinese
almond cookies. Not every grocery store will have them but, once you
find them, celebrating is as easy as popping these cookies in your
mouth. But don't forget to share them with anyone you see with a frown
on their face! I've heard they're great with ice cream too ;).
I think one of the most rewarding ways to celebrate would be to go out
to eat at a Chinese restaurant or buffet and then finish off your meal
with some almond cookies. This might take some slight research
beforehand, to be sure they have almond cookies, but this is one way to
have an overly satisfying celebration. I might be a little biased
though; I LOVE Chinese food! I don't think I'd get sick of
cuisine if I ate it every single day for the rest of my life.
of course you're always welcome to take a stab at baking up your own
Chinese almond cookies! There are tons of different recipes online so
find one that's rated really high and get to cooking. You'll end up
with a ton of cookies but trust me, they won't last long ;). You may
even end up having a competition to see who can eat a cookie the
fastest without even knowing it! Enjoy your day and don't be
afraid to dunk these babies in some milk! I wouldn't blame you one bit
if you did.