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Chinese Almond Cookies (LA Times)

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Servings: 36
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

Ingredients:
2  cups  Flour
1/2  teaspoon  Baking soda
3/4  teaspoon  Baking powder
1    Egg
1/2  pound  Lard
1/2  cup  Brown sugar, packed
1/2  cup  Sugar
1/2  teaspoon  Almond extract
    Blanched whole almonds
1    Egg yolk (or double amt.)

Directions:
Sift flour with soda and baking powder. Beat egg and lard together. Add sugars and almond extract. Gradually mix in dry ingredients until well blended. For each cookie, roll 1 tablespoon dough into ball. Place on ungreased baking sheets and press 1 almond in middle of each. Brush with beaten egg yolk and bake at 350F 15 to 20 minutes. (C) 1992 The Los Angeles Times


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