Prep 24 hrs
Cook 15 mins
I don't know where I got this recipe but it's good.
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup lard
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup almonds
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 30 almond halves, blanched
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- Sift flour and baking powder.
- Blend lard, sugar and 1/4 cup almonds in a food processor until it has a coarse meal texture.
- Add extract, eggs and 1 tablespoon water.
- Add flour mixture.
- Wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Form 1-1/2 inch balls; press down; add almond half to indentation.
- Dip fingers in egg yolk and dip on top of cookies.
- Bake cookies on a floured cookie sheet 5 minutes at 375F and 8 to 10 minutes at 300°F to make sure dough is stiff.
- You may need to add a little more flour.