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  Categories: Chinese, Cookies
       Yield: 4 servings
   2 3/4 c  Sifted flour
       1 c  Sugar
     1/2 ts Soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Butter
       1    Slightly beaten egg
       1 ts Almond extract
     1/3 c  Whole almonds
   Sift flour, sugar, soda and salt together into bowl.
   Cut in butter till mixt resembles cornmeal. Add egg
   and almond extract; mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch
   balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie
   sheet. Place an almond atop each cookie and press down
   to flatten slightly.  Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 18
   minutes.  Cool on rack.
   Makes 4 1/2 dozen