Austrian Nut Butter Cookies
|Rich chocolate filling||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sifted all purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sugar||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Unblanched almonds||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), grated|
|Butter||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), chilled|
|Chocolate frosting||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Prepare Rich Chocolate Filling.
Sift flour, sugar, and spices together; mix in almonds.
Cut in butter until mixture becomes a soft dough (requires working beyond the stage when particles are the size of rice kernels).
Using finger tips, shape into a ball.
Roll a third of dough at a time 1/8 inch thick on a floured surface; cut with 2 1/2-inch round cutter.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 325Â°F 12 minutes; do not brown.
When cool, sandwich cookies together with filling.
Lightly spread top of each double cookie with sieved apricot jam, then with Glossy Chocolate Frosting; top each with a pecan half or slivered almond piece.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 6798 Calories from Fat 3788
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 432 g663.9%
Saturated Fat 217.9 g1089.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 604.8 mg201.6%
Sodium 787.8 mg32.8%
Total Carbohydrates 690 g230.1%
Dietary Fiber 43.4 g173.8%
Sugars 340.8 g
Protein 80 g159.7%
Vitamin A 140.9% Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 76.3% Iron 203.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet