Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 18 servings
1 cup creamy white lard (non-hydrogenated, look for leaf lard)
2 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup finely ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375º F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the lard and the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, almonds, and salt. Add this mixture gradually to your creamed lard until you have a mixture that is slightly crumbly. Shape the dough into small balls, a tablespoon at a time. Rolls the balls in white sugar, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, flattening slighly.
Bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes.