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Swedish almond cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Martha Shogren
Added: Monday, October 19, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 3/4 c. sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 c. butter and 1/4 c. other shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 unbeaten egg
1 tbsp molasses
1/3 c. whole unblanched almonds

Directions:
Directions:

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
Cream together the butter and shortening and the sugar.
Add unbeaten egg and molasses, beat well.
Blend in dry ingredients gradually. Turn out on a lightly floured board.
Add the almonds. Form into a ball. Cut through the dough with a sharp knife to chop nuts. Knead dough into a ball to distribute the nuts evenly.
Place on waxed paper and shape into a roll 2 inches in diameter. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
Cut into 1/8 inch slices and place on ungreased baking sheets
Bake at 400 F. 8 - 10 minutes until light golden brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1/2 to 3/4 of an hour plus chilling and baking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Swedish cooks traditionally use the whole almonds and cut through the dough to create slices that will give a decorative pattern to the cookies - and to save time!

 

 

 

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