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NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY - April 9

NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY – April 9

NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY

April 9th recognizes a tasty treat on National Chinese Almond Cookie Day. Adorned with an almond, their delicious almond flavor, and slightly crunchy texture are sure to make you smile. 

A variety of recipes offer different processes and ingredients for making these delicious cookies. One fact does remain, these cookies are delicious.

These cookies (along with several others on the calendar) are excellent for serving with tea. They not only dip well but their flavor pairs well with tea, too. Add them to other cookies if you’re planning to serve a small tea. Some other suggested cookies include Madeleines, biscotti, shortbread, and lacy oatmeal cookies. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChineseAlmondCookieDay

  • Chinese almond cookies also make great gifts.
  • Bake some up to share.
  • They even look pretty when displayed along with an arrangement of other cookies. Serve them with some Oolong tea.
  • We found a recipe for you to try. Be sure to share your favorite version of this cookie.
  • Use #ChineseAlmondCookieDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this cookie holiday.

Chinese Almond Cookie FAQ

Q. Can I freeze Chinese almond cookies?
A. Yes. Allow to cool completely and freeze in an air-tight container.

Q. Is a Chinese almond biscuit and a Chinese almond cookie the same thing?
A. Yes. In some countries, cookies are called biscuits.

Q. Are Chinese almond cookies gluten-free?
A. There are many Chinese almond cookie recipes that are gluten-free.


April 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1959

NASA Administrator T. Keith Glennan introduces the Mercury 7 to the public. These first seven U.S. astronauts completed the exhaustive testing process that identified them as the fittest and the most ideal to travel into space. The seven astronauts were Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton.

1963

Winston Churchill was made an honorary citizen of the United States.

1965

The Astros play the Yankees in the first indoor baseball game at the newly completed Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

April 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Frank King – 1883

The comic strip artist developed Gasoline Alley in 1919. It was the first comic strip where the characters aged with the storyline.

Curly Lambeau – 1898

Player and coach, Earl “Curly” Lambeau co-founded the Green Bay Packers in 1921. Not only would he play for the team and coach others, but Lambeau’s name would grace the Packer’s stadium, and he would be elected to the inaugural class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

Paul Robeson – 1898

The immensely talented actor and activist, Paul Robeson made a name for himself in the 1930s and 1940s. His performances on both stage and screen brought worldwide recognition.