Chinese Almond Cakes
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INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 Tbs. water
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, water, almond extract and egg until well blended.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level
  4. off. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  5. Shape into 1" balls.
  6. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls slightly with bottom of glass dipped in sugar; press whole almond firmly in center of each cookie.
  7. Bake 7-10 minutes or until firm to the touch but not brown.
  8. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. 5 dozen cookies.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Made originally with rice flour, these dainty, tender cookies can be topped with blanched or skin-on almonds.