RECIPE TITLE "Almond Half-Moons Recipe"
Source: Cooking at a Glance - Cookies,
courtesy of Cooking.com
Makes about 70 cookies --- easy
These crisp little cookies, reminiscent of Chinese almond cookies, will taste great in any shape your cookie press makes, but be sure to choose a tip with at least a 1/2-inch opening. Otherwise, the ground nuts might get caught in the opening.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup ground almonds, hazelnuts, or pecans
Sifted powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar; beat till combined. Beat in the egg and almond extract. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the ground nuts with a wooden spoon. Do not chill dough.
Pack dough into a cookie press fitted with a 1/2-inch-wide round or star tip. Force dough through the cookie press 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets forming crescent shapes.
Bake in a preheated 375 degrees oven for 6 to 8 minutes, or till edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove cookies from pans and cool on a rack. Sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
| Nutrition Facts
Makes about 70 cookies
Facts per Serving
Calories: 53 Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 5g
Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 2mg Protein: 1g
Fiber: 0g % Cal. from Fat: 51% % Cal. from Carbs: 38%
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