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Chocolate Almond Cookies

 Chocolate Almond Cookies
Special occasions around our house have always been indicated by these chocolate-dipped, jam-filled cookies. They not only look appealing, they taste terrific, too.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped blanched almonds
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup raspberry jam or jam of your choice
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and
  • fluffy. Combine flour and almonds; gradually add to the creamed
  • mixture. Shape into one 12-in. roll; wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased
  • baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly
  • browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon jam on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with
  • remaining cookies. Dip cookies halfway into melted chocolate; shake
  • off excess. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets to set. Yield:
  • 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 221 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.