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Happy Year of the Monkey!!


almond cookies

2 3/4 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup lard

2 eggs

1 teaspoon almond extract

48 almonds

Heat oven to 325F. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Cut in lard. Add egg and almond extract. Mix well.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Set them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place an almond on each cookie. Bake until edges of cookies are golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes.


Recipe adapted from all recipes.com