Almond Kissed Cookies

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Title: Almond Kissed Cookies
Yield: 40 Servings
Categories: Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts


1 c Sliced almonds; divided
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Baking soda
1 c Butter or margarine;
1 1/2 c Confectioner's sugar
1 Egg
1 ts Fresh grated orange peel;
-(up to 2)
1/2 ts Almond extract
1 c Hershey Mini-Kisses
-semi-sweet OR; milk

Grind 1/2 cup of almonds in food processor or blender. Stir together flour,
ground almonds and baking soda; set aside. Beat butter and confectioner's
sugarin bowl until fluffy. Add egg, ornage peel and almond extract; beat on
low speed until blended. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until
blended. Shape dough into two logs about 1- 1/2 inches in diameter.
(Refrigerateo dough for about 15 minutes, if necessary, before shaping.)
Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap; refrigerate until well chilled, at
least 2 hours. Heat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Slice
dough into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches
apart. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately
palce 3 mini kisses and 3 almond slices on top of each cookie, pressing
down lightly. Remove from cooke sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes
about 3 1/2 dozen cookies. MC formatting by ICQ #12099523

Recipe by: Blue Diamond Nut Recipe

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Roberta Banghart on May
14, 1998