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Happy Year of the Monkey!!

ALMOND COOKIES

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.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from all recipes.com

allrecipes.com/recipe/…/chinese-restaurant-al…

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