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Chinese Almond Cookies (LA Times)

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Servings: 36
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

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.)

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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