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Almond Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter/Regular margarine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Almond extract 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg yolk 1
  Whole blanched almonds 18
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Lightly grease several cookie sheets.

MAKING
3. In large bowl, with portable electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter, sugar, whole egg and almond extract until very light and fluffy.
4. On sheet of waxed paper, sift flour with soda and salt.
5. Beat into butter mixture until well combined.
6. Refrigerate dough for about one hour and it will be easier to handle.
7. Using hands, form dough into 18 balls about 1-1/4 inches in diameter.
8. Place on prepared cookie sheets, 3 inches apart to allow for spreading and flatten with hands to 1/4-inch thickness.
9. Using a fork beat egg yolk slightly with 1 tablespoon water and use to brush over tops of cookies.
10. Press almond into center of each and brush again with egg yolk.
11. Bake 15 minutes until light golden in color.

SERVING
12. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool slightly, store in tightly covered glass jar or cookie tin and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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