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.

close up view of Almond Cookies on a blue and white plate
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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ 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

  • 48 almonds

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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