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Recipes from P.E.O.


Nancy Powell

2½ c. all-purpose flour

¼ tsp. salt

¾ c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 jar of jam or preserves

¼ tsp. baking soda

1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature

1 large egg

2 egg whites

1 c. blanched almonds

2 Tbs. sugar, finely ground

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Position one over rack at the top of the oven and one close to the bottom.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In large mixer bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat at medium until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well mixed. With mixer on low, add the flour mixture. Beat until combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Beat the egg whites and grind the almonds until very fine. Add 2 Tbs. sugar. Dip the dough balls into egg whites and then into ground almonds. Place dough balls 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Make a deep indention in the center of each ball using your finge...

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