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       Title: Almond Crescents # 2
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
       1 c  Butter or margarine;
            -softened
     1/3 c  Granulated sugar
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
     1/4 c  Cornstarch
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   1 1/2 c  Ground almonds; toasted
            Chocolate glaze:
     1/2 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
       1 tb Butter or margarine
  
   Recipe by: Country Christmas Recipes
       Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until
   creamy. Mix in flour, cornstarch and vanilla. Stir in almonds. Shape
   Tablespoon of dough into crescents. Place 2 apart on ungreased cookie
   sheets. Bake 22-25 minutes until light brown. Cool 1 minute. Remove to wire
   racks; cool completely. Drizzle with Chocolate glaze, if desired. Allow
   chocolate to set, then store in airtight container. Or, before serving,
   sprinkle with powdered sugar.
        Glaze: Place 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 Tablespoon butter
   in small resealable plastic bag. Place bag in bowl of hot water for 2-3
   minutes until chocolate is softened. Dry with paper towel. Knead until
   chocolate is smooth. Snip pinpoint corner in bag. Drizzle chocolate over
   cookies.
  
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