Cocoa Almond Cut-Out Cookies

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Title: Cocoa Almond Cut-Out Cookies
Yield: 6 Dozen
Categories: Cookies


3/4 c Butter or margarine
14 oz Can sweetened
-condensed milk
2 Eggs
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 ts Almond extract
2 3/4 c All-purpse flour
2/3 c Cocoa
2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/2 c Finely chopped almonds

In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla
and almond extract until well blended. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder
and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well
blended. Stir in almonds. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Wrap each in
plastic wrap; flatten into disk. Chill until firm enough to roll, about 2
hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove one part of dough at a time from
refrigerator. Roll to about 1/8 inch thickness on floured surface. Cut into
desired shapes. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes
or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Drizzle chocolate glaze over top, if desired.

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