Formed Cookies Cocoa Butter Sticks

Schmitty posted 11-17-99 1:59 AM pt (US)

Cocoa Butter Sticks
(this is a Swedish type butter cookie with mild chocolate flavor)

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg slightly beaten*

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa.

In mixer bowl, cream butter. Gradually add sugar creaming well. Beat 1 egg
slightly - reserve *1 tablespoon; add remainder to butter sugar mixture.
Blend in dry ingredients gradually. Chill 2 hours for easy handling.

Preheat oven to 400 F.

On lightly floured surface place dough. Divide into four parts; shape each
in a long roll, 3/4 inch in diameter. Place 4 inches apart on ungreased
baking sheet. Flatten to 1/4 inch thickness with fork which is dipped in
flour occasionally to prevent sticking. Smooth dough at edges to form
straight sides.

Blend 1 tablespoon cold water with reserved egg; brush lightly over dough.

Combine 3 tablespoons blanched almonds chopped fine and 2 tablespoon sugar; sprinkle over dough.

Bake in 400 degree oven 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not browned. Cool
1 minutes; cut into 1 inch bars and remove from baking sheet. Makes 5 to 6
dozen cookies.

Cookies can be molded from rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls; place
on ungreased baking sheet and flatten with fork - then brush top as above.

Makes 3 to 4 dozen.

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