Chinese almond cookies #1

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2¾ cup Sifted flour
1 cup Sugar
½ teaspoon Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Butter
1 \N Slightly beaten egg
1 teaspoon Almond extract
⅓ cup Whole almonds

Sift flour, sugar, soda and salt together into bowl. Cut in butter till mixt resembles cornmeal. Add egg and almond extract; mix well.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place an almond atop each cookie and press down to flatten slightly. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on rack.

Makes 4½ dozen

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