Twin dragon almond cookies

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Almonds -- blanched
1 cup Granulated sugar
1½ cup Lard
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1 \N Egg -- beaten
⅛ cup Water

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. 3. In a blender, grind ½ cup blanced almonds to a fine powder. Add to the flour mixture. 4. Cream the sugar, lard, almond extract, egg, and water, and add to the dry mixture. Mix thoroughly. 5. Form into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. 6. Press one of the remaining almonds into the cetner of each ball, while flattening it slightly with fingers. 7. Brush each cookie lightly with beaten egg. 8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cookies are light brown around edges. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

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