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Chinese Almond Cookies
Brush the cookies with yolk glaze before baking to make them golden and shiny when baked.

2 3/4 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg
1/2 cup butter, unsalted 2 teaspoons almond extract
1/2 cup shortening About 26 whole blanched almonds
Yolk Glaze:
1 yolk 2 teaspoons water

Preheat oven to 350°F.

For glaze: Mix yolk with water; reserve.

For cookies: In bowl, mix flour with baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat butter, shortening and sugars until smooth. Add in the egg and almond extract. Gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Shape into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place balls onto baking sheets and lightly flatten with fingertips. Press an almond onto each cookie center and brush the tops of each with the glaze. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let set on sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.





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