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Sand Dollar Cookies

 Sand Dollar Cookies
Relates Michelle Duncan of Callaway, Florida, "When the military relocated our family, my children had never lived near the beach before. I came up with this special treat with a beach theme--it made our move more fun!"
9 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Slivered almonds and cinnamon-sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in extract. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy
  • to handle.
  • Roll dough between waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a
  • 3-1/2-in. round cookie cutter dipped in flour. Using a floured
  • spatula, place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with
  • egg. Decorate with almonds and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake at 325° for 12-16 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 9 cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 240 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 21 g carbohydrate, General Number g fiber, 3 g protein.