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Love Letters

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  Sifted all-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chilled
  Egg yolks 4 , slightly beaten
  Coarsely chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 2
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Blend flour, sugar, and salt.
Cut in butter until particles are the size of rice kernels.
Add egg yolks gradually, blending with a fork (mixture will be crumbly).
Knead lightly with fingertips and shape into a ball.
Divide dough into halves; wrap in waxed paper and chill 1 hour.
Mix walnuts and lemon peel; set aside.
Fifteen minutes before chilling time is ended, beat egg whites until frothy.
Add a mixture of sugar and cinnamon gradually, beating well after each addition; beat until stiff peaks are formed.
Gently fold in nut mixture; set aside.
Roll one half of dough at a time 1/8 inch thick on a floured surface; cut into 3-inch squares.
Put about 2 teaspoons of filling onto center of each square; bring opposite corners together, overlapping slightly at center; repeat with other two corners.
Transfer to ungreased cookie sheets.
Brush tops with slightly beaten egg.
Bake at 350 F about 20 minutes.
Cool cookies on wire racks.
Sift a mixture of 2 to 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and 1/2 to I teaspoon ground cinnamon over cooled cookies.

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