Easy Chinese Almond Cookies
|Almond extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Whole blanched almonds||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Cream almond extract and shortening in mixer bowl until smooth.
Add flour gradually, mixing well after each addition.
Add sugar and salt; mix well.
Knead until paste is formed.
Shape dough into thick roll; cut into 1/2-inch slices.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Press almond into center of each cookie.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove to wire rack to cool.