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Almond-Edged Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 7-1/2 dozen

I know you will love these cookies—everyone does! The light crunchy buttery flavor melts in your mouth.—Diane Nelson, Apple Valley, California
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups plus 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted and chopped

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/3 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into four 1-1/2-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine almonds and remaining sugar. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg whites. Unwrap dough; brush with egg whites. Roll in almond mixture, pressing firmly into dough. Cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  4. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 7-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 56 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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