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Belgian Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Hope

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 well-beaten eggs
1 Tbsp. boiling water
tsp. baking soda
tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour (about)
lb. blanched almonds (about 1 cups) need whole almonds to garnish each cookies; need about a cup of blanched slivered almonds chopped.

Directions:
Directions:
1. In large pot, melt the butter & brown sugar together, but do not allow to boil.
2. Add the vanilla & well-beaten eggs, the flour and the baking soda dissolved in the boiling water.
3. Last, add the chopped almonds.
4. Roll the dough about inch thick and cut into 2 inch squares or diamond shapes.
5. Garnish each cookie with a whole blanched almond.
6. Cover the dough with waxed paper and leave on counter overnight.
7. Lay out the cookies, spaced a bit apart, on cookie sheets.
8. Bake at 350 for 8 10 minutes, depending on how soft/hard you want the cookies to be.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If the store doesn't sell blanched almonds, you can blanch raw ones. Pour boiling water over a bowl of raw almonds. Let them soak. After a few minutes, dip a spoon in and begin pulling each almond out and remove the skins. If the almonds have soaked long enough, the skins will slide off.
Throw away the skins. Spread the damp almonds on a cookie sheet and let them thoroughly dry before storing them. You can also put them into a oven on low heat to dry them out.

 

 

 

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