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Almond Clove Crescents

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  Ground almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsalted butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Egg yolk 1
  Powdered sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Brandy/1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Powdered sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Spread almonds in a shallow pan and toast in a 350° oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let cool completely.
In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy.
Add egg yolk and the 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, mixing well.
Stir in brandy and almonds.
In another bowl, stir together flour and baking powder.
Gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.
Pinch off dough in 1-inch balls and roll each into a 3-inch rope.
Place ropes about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets; shape into crescents.
Insert a whole clove in each crescent, if desired.
Bake in a 325° oven for 30 minutes or until very lightly browned.
Place baking sheets on racks and let cookies cool for 5 minutes.
Sift about half the 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar over a sheet of wax paper.
Transfer cookies to paper, placing them in a single layer.
Sift remaining powdered sugar over cookies to cover.
Let stand until cool.
Store airtight; remove clove (if used) from each cookie before eating.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3800 Calories from Fat 1714

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 195 g299.9%

Saturated Fat 117.4 g587%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 668.9 mg223%

Sodium 234.3 mg9.8%

Total Carbohydrates 473 g157.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.2%

Sugars 271.6 g

Protein 33 g65.8%

Vitamin A 116.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 29.5% Iron 68.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Almond Clove Crescents Recipe