DIY Almond Cookies

These almond cookies round out our Mei N Yu prepared recipes. Enjoy these light delicious delicacies with their hint of almond flavoring! Even better send in your photos and we will post them on the site. Yum, I’m hungry already.

New Year’s Almond Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour

½ t baking powder

½ t baking soda

1/8 t salt

½ cup butter

½ cup shortening

¾ cup white sugar

1 egg

2 ½ t almond extract

¼ lb whole, blanched almonds

1 lightly beaten egg

Preheat oven to 325. Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Use a food processor or mixer to beat together the butter, shortening, and sugar, adding the egg and almond extract and beat until well blended. Add this to the flour mixture and mix until a crumbly dough forms.

Mold the mixture into a ball of solid dough. Pinch off about an 1.5 ounces of dough at a time and roll into small balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheet  1.5 inches apart. Press an almond into the center of each, brush lightly with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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