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  Almond paste 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Egg 1
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Ice water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1

Combine almond paste, egg, and sugar; mix well and chill.
Stir together flour and salt.
Cut butter into flour till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add ice water, a tablespoon at a time, stirring till dough is well moistened.
Shape into ball; cover and let stand 30 minutes.
Divide dough into three parts.
Roll each part on lightly floured surface to 8-inch square.
Cut each square into four 8x2-inch strips.
For each of the 12 strips roll about 1 tablespoon almond paste mixture into an 8-inch rope.
Moisten dough edges with water.
Close dough over filling; seal edges and ends.
Form into S shapes.
Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Combine egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water; brush on letters.
Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5136 Calories from Fat 3044

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 349 g537.4%

Saturated Fat 182.9 g914.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1122.3 mg374.1%

Sodium 1600.5 mg66.7%

Total Carbohydrates 446 g148.6%

Dietary Fiber 21 g84.1%

Sugars 133.9 g

Protein 71 g141.4%

Vitamin A 177.9% Vitamin C 0.38%

Calcium 57.9% Iron 124.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Dutch Letters Recipe