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60 years of practice make for perfect almond cookies

  • (Star-Advertiser video by Jamm Aquino, jaquino@staradvertiser.com)

    Yok Heong "Billie" Ching of Kaneohe tried a recipe for almond cookies 60 years ago. Now 86, Ching no longer sells her signature cookies, but she makes them to give to friends and those who are good to her family.

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    Almond cookies crafted by Yok Heong “Billie” Ching. Ching has been baking her recipe for almond cookies for over 60 years.

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    Yok Heong “Billie” Ching uses a glass covered with a napkin to press her almond cookies before baking.

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    Yok Heong “Billie” Ching and daughter Cynthia Yamasaki bake cookies together in Moiliili on Aug. 4.

There is some truth to the adage that practice makes perfect. Pick any recipe, make it continuously for years and it will become your trademark. Read more

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