Chocolate Almond Spritz Wafers

Enjoy these yummy chocolate almond cookies baked to perfection and ready in an hour and a half.

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  • prep time 1 hr 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1
teaspoon almond extract
2 1/3
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt

Glaze

8
oz semisweet baking chocolate, cut into pieces
2
tablespoons shortening
Sliced almonds

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract; blend well. Stir in flour and salt; mix well. Fill cookie press with dough. Using the bar plate, form 4 strips of dough the length of ungreased cookie sheet. Score cookie dough at 2 1/2-inch intervals.
  • 2 Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until set but not brown. Cut strips into individual cookies on scored lines. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely.
  • 3 Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In small saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Set saucepan in hot water to maintain dipping consistency.
  • 4 Dip half of cooled cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place cookies on cookie sheet. Sprinkle or arrange almond slices over chocolate. Let stand until glaze is set. Store between sheets of waxed paper in loosely covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract; blend well. Stir in flour and salt; mix well. Fill cookie press with dough. Using the bar plate, form 4 strips of dough the length of ungreased cookie sheet. Score cookie dough at 2 1/2-inch intervals.
  • 2 Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until set but not brown. Cut strips into individual cookies on scored lines. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely.
  • 3 Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In small saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Set saucepan in hot water to maintain dipping consistency.
  • 4 Dip half of cooled cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place cookies on cookie sheet. Sprinkle or arrange almond slices over chocolate. Let stand until glaze is set. Store between sheets of waxed paper in loosely covered container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Variety is the spice of life! Instead of dipping the ends of these cookies just in semisweet chocolate, try a chocolate trio by exploring bittersweet, white and milk chocolate too!

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.