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    Mom's Best Almond Cookies

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    30 mins

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    Chilicat's Note:

    These are the BEST melt-in-your-mouth almond cookies around! They're based on the traditional Chinese recipe but don't have lye in them (yuck).

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    3. 3
      Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy. Beat eggs with almond extract, then add to sugar mixture. Mix well.
    4. 4
      Gradually add dry ingredients to sugar mixture, mixing well after each addition.
    5. 5
      Roll into 1-inch balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly, as these don't spread very much.
    6. 6
      If you want them to look like traditional Chinese almond cookies, mix a few drops of red food coloring with a few drops of water. Using the blunt end of a chopstick, dip into the red color, then stamp a dot into the center of each cookie. Alternately, you can place a bleached almond in the center of each cookie.
    7. 7
      Bake 20 minutes or until just barely brown on the edges. Transfer to rack to cool.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mom's Best Almond Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1764 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1571.1
    Calories from Fat 945
    Total Fat 105.0 g
    Saturated Fat 26.2 g
    Cholesterol 70.5 mg
    Sodium 675.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 146.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 67.1 g
    Protein 12.8 g

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