Chinese Almond Cookies

Recipe by Dienia B.
READY IN: 24hrs 15mins
SERVES: 30
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12
    cups flour
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1
    cup lard
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 14
    cup almonds
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 1
    tablespoon water
  • 30
    almond halves, blanched
  • 1
    egg yolk, beaten
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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