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“One of the cookies I make for Christmas. This is a recipe that comes from Holland, birthplace of my parents.”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
60 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. COOKIE DOUGH:
  2. Cream butter with sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and almond extract.
  4. Stir together flour, salt, baking soda and powder; gradually stir into creamed mixture until well blended.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  6. FILLING:
  7. Meanwhile, mix together filling ingredients until smooth.
  8. ASSEMBLY:
  9. Using hands, roll heaping teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls.
  10. With finger, make indentation in centre of each; stuff with about 1/4 teaspoons filling. Pinch off dime-sized piece of dough; press over filling to cover.
  11. Reroll in palms to seal and smooth edges.
  12. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Brush tops with egg white; press almond lightly into each.
  13. Bake in 325oF oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden.
  14. Let cool on racks. Makes about 5 dozen.

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