These cookies are the perfect ending for a Chinese dinner. They are so good that Martha often uses them just for the cookie jar. This recipe is from "Entertaining," by Martha Stewart.



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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Cream butter, lard, and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract and continue beating until smooth.

  • Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together, and stir into butter mixture. Knead a bit with your hands to make a stiff, smooth dough.

  • Form dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, and place 3 inches apart on a buttered baking sheet. Flatten with the palm of your hand, and center a whole almond on each cookie. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned on bottom but very pale on top. Cool on racks.

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Is it really 2 1/2 TABLESPOONS and not teaspoons? I want to make this but I question the amount of extract.