Thursday, 19 February 2009

Almond Cookies

Our family loves stir frys! I sprout my own beans and use what we have in the garden for the stir fry which we have with either noodles or rice whichever takes our fancy. These almond cookies and a cup of good chinese tea finish the meal. If you don't have almond leave them out or use a pecan or half a macadamia instead. they still taste good 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup margarine 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3 cups flour 2 tablespoons almond extract 24 whole almonds or other nuts Cream sugar and margarine. Add baking soda, flour and almond extract. Knead by hand for 2-3 minutes until dough is pliable. Shape into small balls and place 2" apart on a greased cookie sheet. Gently press and almond onto each cookie. Bake at 325F for 35-45 minutes until lightly browned, but still soft. Cookies will firm up as they cool. Makes 24 cookies.

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