Almond Coffee Snow Balls

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Title: Almond Coffee Snow Balls
Yield: 36 Servings
Categories: Almonds, Desserts


1/2 c Butter; softened
2 tb Sugar
1 1/2 ts Instant coffee OR espresso
-coffee powder
1/2 ts Almond extract
1 c All-purpose flour
1 c Whole natural almonds;
-toasted * and very finely
Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Finely chop toasted almonds. Coat baking sheet
with vegetable cooking spray or line with baking parchment. In large mixer
bowl beat butter, sugar, coffee powder and almond extract until fluffy. Mix
in flour and almonds to blend thoroughly. Form mixture into 1-inch balls
and place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Bake in center of oven 15 to 18
minutes until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes, then
remove to racks to cool. Coat with powdered sugar while still warm. When
completely cool, store in airtight container.

Servings: 36 cookies

* To toast almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350 degree
oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown; stir once
or twice to assure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to brown
slightly after removing from oven.

See >Hanneman/Buster/MasterCook 1998/Ap

Recipe by: Almond Board of California

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh on Apr 08,