*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Twin Dragon Almond Cookies
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      cups          all-purpose flour
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      cup           almonds --  blanched
    1      cup           granulated sugar
    1 1/2  cups          lard
    1      teaspoon      almond extract
    1                    egg -- beaten
      1/8  cup           water
 
 1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2.  Mix the flour, baking soda, and
 salt. 3.  In a blender, grind 1/2 cup blanched almonds to a fine powder.
 Add to  the flour mixture. 4.  Cream the sugar, lard, almond extract, egg,
 and water, and add to the  dry mixture.  Mix thoroughly. 5.  Form into
 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches  apart. 6.
 Press one of the remaining almonds into the center of each ball, while
 flattening it slightly with fingers. 7.  Brush each cookie lightly with
 beaten egg. 8.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until cookies are light brown
 around edges.
 Makes 2 dozen cookies.
 
 
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