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                     Almond Cookies - Chinese-American
 Recipe By     : Easy Family Recipes from a Chinese-American Childhood
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : *Melody                          Asian - Cookies
                 Asian - Chinese                  -Chinese-American
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      tbsps         unsalted butter -- at room temperature
    1      c             sugar
    1                    egg
    1      tsp           almond extract
      1/2  c             ground almonds
    2      c             all-purpose flour
    1      tsp           baking powder
    1      pinch         salt
    1                    egg -- for egg wash
 Preheat oven to 375F. In large bowl cream butter and sugar. Add egg,
 almond extract and ground almonds; mix. Combine dry ingredients and add
 to butter sugar mixture; mix but do not over mix. Roll into log about
 12 long. and cut into 16 even pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and
 flatten slightly. Place on baking tray, brush with egg wash and bake 15
 minutes until golden. REG 4 shared by Melody Holcomb-Hockin, Washington,
 Chinese-American Childhood - Ken Hon ISBN 0-394-58758-8 Great Easy
 Family Recipes from a Chinese-American (and REALLY not complicated)
 recipes. They are like what you find in a Chinese restaurant in America.
 Some of the recipes though are those made for the Chinese customers. But
 really BEST OF ALL are the truly wonderful stories of the author’s
 family’s experience. “After... there was always a struggle to see who
 got to enjoy the fish head, which contains the highly prized cheek meat.
 I was taught as a young child to extract the cheeks with my chopstick
 and place them dutifully in my mother’s bowl as my filial gift to her.
 Every adult at the table would then nod with approval, and I knew that I
 was on the right path.” I really enjoyed this book!
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 Per serving: 191 Calories; 9g Fat (41% calories from fat); 3g Protein;
 25g Carbohydrate; 39mg Cholesterol; 39mg Sodium