Formed Cookies Almond Paste Chocolates

posted by Mai 11-22-102 7:54 AM

Almond Paste Chocolates

4 ounces sweet baking chocolate
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 (3 1/2 ounce) tube almond paste

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate in milk, stirring occasionally until smooth. In a large bowl, beat 1/4 cup sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Blend in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt; mix well.

Using round teaspoonsful of dough; shape into balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Make an indentation in center of each cookie. Fill with scant 1/4 tsp. almond paste; press dough around filling to cover.

Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until set. Remove from sheets; roll in sugar. Cool completely. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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