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

Almond Café Cookies

Jazz up classic sugar cookies with a double hit of almonds and a hint of apricot.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24
 

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

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  • 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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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