Chocolate Almond Spritz Wafers

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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