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Almond Café Cookies

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  15 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Jazz up classic sugar cookies with a double hit of almonds and a hint of apricot.

Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Nancy Fahey
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Ingredients

2
packages Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
8
oz almond paste
2
tablespoons apricot preserves
1
cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
2
egg whites
1 1/4
cups sliced almonds

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough and almond paste. Add flour and preserves; knead until well blended and mixture forms a ball. Pat into 6x9-inch rectangle. Cut into 24 pieces.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat egg whites with fork or wire whisk until foamy. In another small bowl, place almonds.
  • 4 Shape each dough piece into ball. Flatten to 3-inch round. Dip one flat side into egg whites, coating one side only. Place coated side down onto almond slices. Lightly press to coat with almonds. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets, almond side up.
  • 5 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Store in covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough and almond paste. Add flour and preserves; knead until well blended and mixture forms a ball. Pat into 6x9-inch rectangle. Cut into 24 pieces.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat egg whites with fork or wire whisk until foamy. In another small bowl, place almonds.
  • 4 Shape each dough piece into ball. Flatten to 3-inch round. Dip one flat side into egg whites, coating one side only. Place coated side down onto almond slices. Lightly press to coat with almonds. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets, almond side up.
  • 5 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Store in covered container.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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