1991 2nd Place: Oma's Almond Cookies
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1991 2nd Place: Oma's Almond Cookies
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:41:30 AM. Recipe ID 313. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: 1991 2nd place: oma's almond cookies
 Categories: Cookies, Holiday
      Yield: 120 Servings
      2 c  Butter, softened
      2 c  Sugar
      2 ea Eggs
      1 ea Lemon, grated rind and juice
      4 c  All-purpose flour
      1 ts Baking powder
           Pinch salt
    1/2 lb Unblanched almonds, finely
           Ground or grated
           Colored sugars for garnish,
  Preparation time: 30 minutes Chilling time: 8 hours or overnight
  Cooking time: 10 minutes
   1. Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl of electric mixer.
  Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in lemon rind and juice. Mix flour,
  baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture and ground almonds into
  butter mixture to make a soft dough. Divide dough into quarters.
  Refrigerate dough, wrapped in wax paper, until firm, at least 8 hours
  or overnight.
   2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheets ready.
   3. Roll out one dough portion on lightly floured pastry cloth with a
  rolling pin covered with stocking or roll between sheets of lightly
  floured wax paper to 1/8 -inch thickness. Cut out with cookie
  cutters. Return dough to refrigerator if it gets too soft. Transfer
  to baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Sprinkle with
  colored sugar if desired.
   4. Bake until very light brown at edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer
  to wire racks to cool. Store in a covered tin.

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Recipe ID 313 (Apr 03, 2005)

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