almond cookies b1

Categories
Nuts/grains
Chinese
Dessert
Yield
6 servings
MeasureIngredient
1 cup LARD
1 cup SUGAR
EGGS
2 cups FLOUR
½ teaspoon BAKING SODA
5 drops YELLOW FOOD COLORING
1 teaspoon ALMOND EXTRACT
DOZEN WHOLE BLANCED ALMONDS

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease two baking sheets. In mixing bowl, beat the lard with the sugar unitl fluffy. Beat in 1 of the eggs. Add the flour and baking soda, stirring just until blended. Add the food coloring and extract, stirring until blended. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for ½ hour. Preheat oven to 375 F. On work surface, form dough into one 1 or 2 rolls 1 IN. in diameter.

Slice into 60½-IN. rounds and arrange on baking sheets. Slightly beat the remaining egg and brush over the rounds. Press 1 almond in the center of each round. Bake in preheated oven for 15 min. until golden. Sweets are not often a part of a Chinese din- ner, but Americans like to eat dessert with Chinese food. Temperature(s): ROOM Effort: AVERAGE Time: 00:30 Source: LEEANN CHIN Comments: MINNEAPOLIS, MINNETONICA Comments: WINE: WAN FU

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