Chinese Cookies

These are a childhood favorite cookie that I remember getting from the bakery. They are about 4-5 inches wide and taste like a pecan sandie with a delicious dollop of fudge in the center.

Chinese Cookies


  • Dough:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Crisco
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1-1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts
  • Fudge Dollop:

  • 3 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbl. Crisco shortening
  • 1 Tbl. Confectioners Sugar


  1. Cream sugar and shortening and butter till creamy.
  2. Stir in egg and vanilla. Mix till combined.
  3. Add flour, soda and salt into above mixture. Mix.
  4. Roll dough into a log about 15 inches long.
  5. On a sheet of wax/parchment paper, spread out the ground walnuts.
  6. Roll the log around the walnuts.
  7. Wrap in the waxed/parchment paper and chill for 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Grease cookie sheet (or use silpat sheet).
  10. Cut log into 1/2 ” slices. Approx. 24 slices.
  11. Bake 10 minutes. Cookies will look soft.
  12. Cool. The centers will sink a bit.
  13. When thoroughly cool, mix up the fudge ingredients and place a small dollop of fudge in the center of each cookie. Let set.
  14. Picture of cookie is in my gallery. Enjoy!



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