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Chinese Almond Cookies #1 Recipe


2 3/4 c Sifted flour
1 c Sugar
1/2 ts Soda
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Butter
1 Slightly beaten egg
1 ts Almond extract
1/3 c Whole almonds

Sift flour, sugar, soda and salt together into bowl.
Cut in butter till mixt resembles cornmeal. Add egg
and almond extract; mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch
balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie
sheet. Place an almond atop each cookie and press down
to flatten slightly. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 18
minutes. Cool on rack.

Makes 4 1/2 dozen