Friday, October 15, 2010

Rainy Day

Some days are just meant to be spent wrapping in a blanket, with a cup of tea and a good book.  Today is one of those days.  So, in honor of my Book Lover Goal #3: To Own a Bookstore and Bakery, I would like to share one of my favorite cookie recipes that goes perfectly with a cup of tea.   So, bake, enjoy, and stay in bed until you read your favorite book cover to cover.  Okay, so I know that may not be a realistic plan for 99% of the world, but hey, we can dream, right?

Almond Cookies

2 ¾ c flour
1 c sugar
½ t baking soda
½ t salt
1 c lard
1 egg
2 T milk
1 t almond extract
48 whole almonds

In mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.  Cut in lard until mixture resembles cornmeal.  Combine egg, milk and almond extract.  Mix well.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Place an almond atop each cookie and press to flatten slightly.  Bake at 325° for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on rack.  Makes 4 dozen cookies.


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