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Lebanese Cookies

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Ingredients
  Walnuts 2 Cup (32 tbs), finley ground
  Orange rind 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Unsalted butter 1 Pound
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 4 3⁄4 Cup (76 tbs), sifted
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix walnuts, 1/4 cup sugar and orange rind in bowl; set aside.
Cream butter in mixer bowl until light.
Add 3/4 cup sugar gradually, beating until fluffy.
Beat each egg slightly and beat into creamed mixture 1 at a time.
Add brandy and flour gradually, mixing to form dough.
Chill for 10 to 15 minutes if necessary for ease in handling.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Make indentation in each ball with thumb.
Fill indentations with walnut mixture; pinch dough to cover filling completely.
Place seam side down on cookie sheet; place cookie sheet on lower oven rack.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Move cookie sheet to upper oven rack.
Bake for 5 minutes longer or until brown.
Remove to wire rack to cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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