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Almond Cookies

Recipe #: 24  |  Submitted By: sshek  |  Last Modified: 24 Nov 2007

Description: It's been said that the lard is what produces the traditional taste. However, if desired, butter or margarine may be substituted for very satisfactory results.

Servings: 4 Dozens

Almond Cookies
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Ingredients for Almond Cookies

 2¾ cups sifted all-purpose flour

 1 cup white sugar

 ½ teaspoon baking soda

 ½ teaspoon salt

 1 cup lard

 1 egg

 1 teaspoon almond extract

 96 almonds

Directions for Almond Cookies

1. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together into a bowl. Cut in the lard until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add egg and almond extract. Mix well.

2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Set them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place an almond on top of each cookie and press down to flatten slightly.

3. Bake in a pre-heated 325° F (165° C) oven for 15-18 minutes. Cool on rack.

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