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Petticoat Tails Recipe

Petticoat Tails


1 c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. almond extract
1 1/2 c. ground candied fruit (or) 1 1/2 c. ground candied cherries
1 c. chopped walnuts
4 1/2 c. flour
extra filberts or almonds, finely chopped
1 egg yolk with water wash


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Beat butter until very fluffy and light. Add sugar and beat until smooth.
Add half the flour and extracts. Mix the rest of the flour with the fruits and nuts until all the fruit is separated. Add to the dough. Mix well. With hands, form part of the dough into a roll about 7 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Roll the log in finely chopped filberts or almonds. Roll in wax paper and store in refrigerate over night. Cut into slices, brush with egg yoke wash, and bake until golden. (better to overcook). Easiest to cook on sheets covered with baking parchment paper.

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