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German Almond Cookies

 German Almond Cookies
A dear German lady, who owned several restaurants, was well-known for these soft cookies. I feel honored to have received a copy of her cherished recipe.—Mrs. Edgar S. Stem Jr., Old Forge, New York
102 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (9 ounces) almond paste
  • 4 eggs
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Chopped almonds and red and green sprinkles, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and almond paste. Add eggs,
  • one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour
  • and mix well.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls and place 2 in. on ungreased baking sheets;
  • flatten with a fork. Sprinkle with almonds and sprinkles if desired.
  • Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 8-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie (calculated without optional ingredients)equals 81 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.