Classical Almond Cookies from Spain

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Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

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 375ยบ 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.


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