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                            Sara Lee’s Macaroons
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----WALDINE VAN GEFFEN-----
      1/2  large         Almond paste
    2                    Egg whites -- or 3
      1/4  teaspoon      Salt
    1      cup           Fine granulated sugar
                         Powdered sugar
 Knead almond paste with hands until soft and break into small pieces. Put
 egg whites with salt in bowl of mixer. Add granulated sugar and almond
 paste, a little at a time, beating until all is added and mixture is
 smooth and thick. Beat in powdered sugar, up to 1/2 c if necessary, to
 make a batter thick enough to hold its shape. Cover baking sheets with 2
 layers of heavy brown paper. Drop onto paper by ts into mounds about 2
 apart. Bake at 300~ until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from
 oven, slide paper off baking sheet onto a damp dish towel folded same size
 as baking sheet. Let stand until macaroons are cool or can be removed from
 paper with small metal spatula. Cool on wire racks. Store in tightly
 covered container.
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