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Orange-Almond Cookies Recipe

Orange-Almond Cookies
Posted by: Bev Thur 20 Oct 2005 9:46 am
 Source: Gold Medal
Tuck these sparkling cookies into colorful mini cupcake liners and place in a fancy candy box for the perfect hostess gift.

Cookies Ingredients:
1 cup butter or margarine: softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar -
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel-
1 teaspoon almond extract
2% cups Gold MedOi@-OII-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
I/2cup finely chopped slivered almonds

Glaze Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
4 to 5 teaspoons water

Topping Ingredients:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated orange peel


1. Heat oven to 400F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 375F). In medium bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel and 1 teaspoon almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in flour, salt and almonds until well blended.
2. Shape dough into l-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 1 inch apart. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
3. In small bowl. stir all glaze ingredients, adding enough water to make a pouring consistency. In another small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Dip tops of cookies in glaze, then sprinkle with topping. Place cookies in miniature paper baking cups if desired. Makes about 4 dozen cookies

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