Chinese Almond Cookies
 
1 cup  vegetable shortening
1/2 cup  granulated sugar
1/4 cup  firmly packed brown sugar
1   egg
1 tsp  almond extract
2-1/4 cup  all-purpose floor
1/8 tsp  salt
1-1/2 tsp  baking powder
5 doz.  whole blanched almonds
1   egg yolk
2 Tbsp  water
 
preheat oven to 350 degrees. in a large bowl with an electric mixer, 
beat shortening with granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. 
add whole egg and almond extract; beat until well blended. in another 
bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking powder; add to creamed 
mixture, blending thoroughly. to shape each cookie, roll about 1 
tablespoon dough into a ball. place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased 
baking sheets, then flatten each slightly to make a 2-inch round. 
gently press an almond into center of each round. place egg yolk and 
water in a small bowl; beat together lightly with a fork. brush 
mixture over top of each cookie with a pastry brush. bake for 10-12 
minutes or until lightly browned. transfer to racks and let cool. 
store airtight. 
>from the kitchen of www.christmas-cookies.com 
 
 
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(ID: 9322) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Thu, Jan 1, 2004


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