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Chinese Almond Cookies

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 3/4 c Margarine
  • 1 lg Egg
  • 3 tb Water
  • 1 ts Almond extract
  • 36 Blanched almonds
  • 1 Egg yolks


1. Place in large bowl the flour sifted with sugar, salt and baking powder.
Use a pastry blender to cut in margarine (or butter) until mixture
resembles coarse cornmeal.

2. Beat egg with 2 tablespoons water and almond extract. Add to flour
mixture and mix with fork until dough leaves side of bowl.

3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Wrap in waxed
paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Form dough into balls 1-inch in diameter and place 3 inches apart on
ungreased cookie sheets. Using palm of hand, flatten each ball to 1/4-inch
thick. Keep dough in a circle shape. Press whole almond in center of

5. Combine egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water. Brush onto each cookie.

6. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden
brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 36 cookies.

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