Formed Cookies Mexican Toasted Almond Cookies

Posted by: Schmitty 09-22-99 3:24 PM

Mexican Toasted Almond Cookies

Yield 3 1/2 dozen cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup slivered almonds toasted
3/4 cup powdered sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly butter cookie sheet.

In food processor, combine flour, almonds, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, salt and cinnamon; process until mixed.

Stir in almond extract, lemon peel and orange peel.

Gradually add butter, processing until ball forms.

Shape dough into 3/4 to 1 inch balls and place on buttered cookie sheet.

Flatten slightly to form small patties.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are very light brown.

Remove cookie from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.

Dust cooled cookie with remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

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