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Butter Almond Cookies

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Ingredients
  Lard/Shortening 1⁄2 Pound (1 Cup)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs) (Unsifted)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Blanched almonds 5 Dozen
  Egg yolk 1
  Water 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Cream lard with granulated and brown sugar until fluffy.
Add egg and almond extract; beat until well blended.
Sift flour with salt and baking powder.
Add to creamed mixture and blend well.
To shape each cooky, roll 1 tablespoon of mixture at a time into a ball.
Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cooky sheets.
Press down on each ball to make a 2-inch round.
Press an almond in center of each round.
Beat egg yolk and water; brush mixture over top of each cooky.
Bake in a 350° oven until lightly browned (about 10 to 12 minutes).
Cool on wire racks.
Store in an airtight container

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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