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                               RASPBERRY GEMS
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 Serving Size  : 72   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   c            All purpose flour
    1       c            Margarine or butter,
      1/2   c            Dairy sour cream
      1/3   c            Raspberry spreadable fruit
    3       tb           Sugar
      2/3   c            Semisweet chocolate pieces
    1       tb           Shortening
      1/4   c            Finely chopped almonds
   Stir together flour, margarine or butter, and sour cream in a large mixing
   bowl, till thoroughly combined.  Divide dough in half.  Cover; chill for 3
   Roll each half of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness.
   Using a 1-3/4 to 2 inch round cookie cutter cut dough.  Spread about 1/4
   tsp. raspberry fruit on top of half of the cookies.  Top with remaining
   Stir together sugar and 1 Tbsp. water.  Brush over cookies.  Place cookies
   on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake in a 350 oven for 15 to 20 minutes
   or till done.  Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack.
   Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan melt chocolate pieces and shortening
   over low heat till melted, stirring constantly.  Dip one side of each of
   the cookies into melted chocolate.  Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with
   almonds.  Cool until set.  Makes about 72.
   From: Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies 1992 Shared By: Pat
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