The Kitchen Mouse has found this cookie to be a favorite whenever he serves them. A pot of oolong tea and a dish of these almond cookies are a great final course for any meal.
1 cup lard
1 cup sugar
2 t. almond extract
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
Cream lard with sugar until light. Add egg and mix well. Add almond extract. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly by pressing center of cookies with thumb. Place half an almond on top of each cookie.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven about 10 minutes. Makes about 54 cookies.