Chinese Almond Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 1
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1 cup lard
1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 pound blanched whole almonds
1 large beaten egg for glaze

Preparation / Directions:

Cream together lard, shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and both extracts. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well and add to creamed mixture. Dough will be dry and crumbly. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press an almond in the center of each ball. Brush top of each cookie with beaten egg. Bake - 3501/4 20-25 minutes. Makes 8 dozen


Nutritional Information:

3818 Calories (kcal); 419g Total Fat; (98% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 569mg Cholesterol; 3603mg Sodium

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