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Chinese Sweets for the Holidays

Want to serve up some new cookie and dessert ideas this holiday? Try adding some of these delicious Chinese recipes to your holiday menu. Most of them are easy to prepare and they all make wonderful unique treats for the season. You can package them in holiday tins or even Chinese takeout boxes for unique and fun gifts. Enjoy!

Almond Cookies
Give some variety to your holiday cookie selection this year by adding richness and flavor with the classic Chinese almond cookie. These easy to make cookies have a crumbly and rich texture that complement their light and delicious almond flavor. They are perfect set alongside other holiday cookies and bring a different twist into your holiday traditions.

Five Spice Cut out Cookies
Looking for a tasty and unique holiday treat? Try making these wonderful five spice cut out cookies. These fun cookies are made just like your regular holiday cut out sugar cookies, only their flavor presents a unique taste that everyone is sure to love. Wrapped in holiday bags, these cookies make the perfect gift. Plus they are fun to make and add a unique twist to a holiday cookie favorite!

Sweet Filled Sesame Balls
Sesame balls are a popular, delicious snack which can either be handmade or found pre made at most oriental bakeries. There are several different versions of this tasty treat. Some sesame balls are crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle, while others have a doughy texture throughout. This delicious recipe yields balls that are slightly chewy on the outside and warm and gooey in the center. They make the perfect holiday dessert and look great served next to other popular treats such as petit fours. Plus if you are running low on time, you can always purchase these wonderful sesame balls pre made in most oriental grocery stores.

Fortune Cookies
Fortune Cookies are fun to make especially when you are the one writing the fortunes! Create your own fortunes, or make specific fortunes for loved ones and give these one of a kind cookies out as gifts. Most craft stores now sell fun take out boxes. Just write out your fortunes, make the cookies, and pack them into these boxes to make unique and fun presents this holiday. This pan fried fortune cookie recipe is the easiest one that I have found. Although there are other ways to make these fun treats. If you prefer to bake them, you can simply follow this recipe found here.

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