Preheat oven to 190ºC . 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 30 cm 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, USA 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!