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Delightful Napolitano Christmas Cookies

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Yummy and tasty. Try this out!
  Dried cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Whole blanched almonds 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Clementine 1⁄2 , finely grated zest and the juiced
  Egg 1 Large
  Grapefruit juice 1 Tablespoon, freshly squeezed
  All-purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Dutch Process)
  Espresso powder 1⁄2 Tablespoon (I Use The Ferrara Kind = Delicious)
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Room Temperature, 2 Sticks)
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

1. For the Clementine dough: place almonds and sugar in the bowl of a food processor.
2. Process until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; set aside.
3. Place butter and zest in bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until white and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. On low speed, add almond mixture; beat until combined, 10 to 15 seconds. Add egg and grapefruit juice; combine. Wrap in plastic, and store, refrigerated, until ready to use.
5. Make the Chocolate-Espresso Dough: Sift flour, cocoa powder, and espresso beans in a large bowl; set aside.
6. In bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy, 3 to 4 minutes. Working in additions, gradually beat in flour mixture, scraping down sides of bowl twice.
7. Wrap in plastic; store, refrigerated, until ready to use.
Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with plastic. In a large bowl, stir cherries into Clementine dough. In another large bowl, stir walnuts into chocolate-espresso dough.
8. Press orange mixture into bottom of pan. Using an offset spatula, smooth top evenly. Spread chocolate mixture over orange mixture and smooth evenly. Cover pan with plastic; chill at LEAST 2 hours.
9. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
10. Unmold dough; remove plastic. Cut into bricks and place on cookie sheets with a little bit of space in between each one. 11. Bake until firm to the touch, 12 to 15 minutes.
12. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. You can store these for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container (perfect for holiday/new years cookies!!!)

13. Serve the cookies as an evening snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4803 Calories from Fat 3132

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 355 g546.1%

Saturated Fat 138.7 g693.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 695.3 mg231.8%

Sodium 144.5 mg6%

Total Carbohydrates 412 g137.5%

Dietary Fiber 72.2 g288.7%

Sugars 216.2 g

Protein 97 g194.7%

Vitamin A 136.5% Vitamin C 41.8%

Calcium 94.1% Iron 181.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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