Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Recipe-a-Week in 2010

Week 4
Almond Cookies


2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
3 teaspoon almond extract
96 almonds


1. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together into a bowl. Cut in the Crisco and butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add eggs and almond extract. Mix well.
2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Set them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place an almond on top of each cookie and press down to flatten slightly
3. Bake in a pre-heated 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) oven for 15-18 minutes. Cool on rack.

My Review

I was putting on a Chinese-themed event this week and these cookies were just the thing to accompany the fruit at the refreshments table. The recipe was simple, the mess minimal, and best of all - they were a success (except with my children, who don't care for almond flavored goods....but that's okay because they weren't for them anyways).

The Chinese New Year is just around the corner....the perfect excuse to get in the kitchen a whip yourself up a batch of these almond cookies. Enjoy!

***Recipe from
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