Before practicing Asian medicine, I was a florist. Our flowers were shipped in from a distributor in Chinatown in San Francisco. Every year at Chinese New Year boxes of delicious almond cookies arrived with the flowers. We feasted on the decadent little treats while arrange the next dozen roses…and the next…and the next…you get the picture. Years later, I started playing with recipes until I tweaked one enough to have the flavor with out the preservatives. These are my favorites.