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                        THIN ALMOND SAFFRON COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 100  Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4   c            Whole blanched almonds
      1/2   ts           Saffron threads
      1/2   c            Unsalted butter
      1/2   c            Sugar
    1                    Egg -- beaten
    1       t            Lemon juice
    1 1/2   c            Flour
    1       tb           Corn starch
      1/2   ts           Baking powder
 
   Grind the almonds and set aside. Place the saffron
   threads in a cooking spoon and heat, then crush to
   powder with a teaspoon. Combine powder with butter and
   sugar and beat until creamy. Gradually add egg while
   continuing to beat, then beat in lemon juice. Sift
   together the flour, corn starch, and baking powder.
   Combine the dry ingredients with the butter mixture
   and the almond and form into a ball. Wrap ball in
   plastic wrap and chill for anhour. Roll out half the
   dough on a floured board to about 1/8 inch thick,
   sprinkle top with granulated sugar and cut into 2 inch
   rounds. Place on a buttered baking sheet and bake at
   350 for 10-12 minutes, until edges are just beginning
   to turn golden. Cool on racks. repeat with remaining
   dough.
  
 
 
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