Little Chinese Almond Cakes Recipe

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1 cup Gold Medal Flour
1/2 cup shortening (half butter)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup plus
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract or vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp. water
1/4 cup blanched almonds

How to make Little Chinese Almond Cakes

Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.
Place flour in bowl; cut in shortening finely.
Use hands to work in salt, sugar, and flavoring.
Shape into long roll, 1" in diameter; wrap in waxed paper.
Chill about 1 hr.
Heat oven to 400° (mod. hot).
Cut roll into 1/4" slices.
Place 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheet.
Brush each slice with a mixture of egg yolk and water.
Press 1/2 blanched almond into top of each.
Bake 8 to 10 min., or until light golden brown.


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