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Chocolate Almond Sugar Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Almond Sugar Cookies             

2 Cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 Cup butter, softened
1 1/4 Cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
1 egg white, slightly beaten
1/2 Cup finely chopped almonds
3/4 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In bowl, combine flour, salt and set aside. In bowl, combine butter, sugar and beat until creamy. Add egg and almond extract and beat well. Gradually add flour mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half; shape each into ball and flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On lightly floured board or pastry cloth, roll dough to 3/16-inch thickness. Using sharp knife or pastry wheel, cut into 2 x 1-inch rectangles. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Brush top of cookies with egg white and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon almonds. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. Cookies will look pale.

Allow to stand 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. Cool. Melt over hot (not boiling) water semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Spread 1/2 slightly rounded teaspoonfuls melted chocolate on flat side of cookies and top with second cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies. Chill.

Makes 4 dozen sandwich cookies.

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