Formed Cookies Chocolate Almond Butterballs

Posted by: Schmitty 10-26-99 2:09 AM

Chocolate Almond Butterballs

2 squares (2 ounces) semi sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup blanched almonds chopped

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Melt chocolate in milk over hot water and cool.

Sift flour and salt together.

Cream butter, gradually add sugar and vanilla creaming well.

Blend in cooled melted chocolate mixture.

Add dry ingredients gradually and mix thoroughly; stir in blanched almonds.

Shape dough into balls using a rounded teaspoonful for each.

Roll in sugar (or in confectioners' sugar after baking).

Place on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until set but not browned.

Makes 3 1/2 dozen

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