Chinese Restaurant Almond Cookies

Chinese Restaurant Almond Cookies

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"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."

Ingredients

55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 89 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 89 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the cookies are golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
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Haha, I had this recipe in my cupboard but tweeked it a little. I make it every year during the holidays and everyone scrambles for more - in fact my mother-in-law hides them from the kids so sh...

I also used half butter and half (butter-flavored) Crisco. Fabulous results, but I must mention I made half shaped as balls, and put half through my cookie press. I strongly preferred the latter...

these were so easy and they tasted great. I rolled the dough into a log and chilled it. Then I used my Pampered Chef crinkle cutter to cut them into about 1/4" slices. Placed a couple almond sl...