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       Title: Orange-Almond Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
     1/2 c  Un-salted butter *
     3/4 c  Granulated sugar
       1 lg Egg
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Blanched almonds; fine chop
       2 ts Grated orange peel
     1/2 ts Vanilla extract
       1    Egg; lightly beaten
      36    Blanched almonds
  
     Preheat oven to 350~ degrees *or shortening; softened to room temperature
   In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar for about five minutes. Add
   the egg and continue beating until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking
   soda, and salt. Slowly add to the butter mixture and mix until smooth. Add
   the chopped almonds, the grated orange peel, and the vanilla extract. Mix
   until smooth. Drop teaspoons of the cookie batter onto lightly buttered
   cookie sheets, spacing them about 1 apart. Dip your thumb in some flour
   and make an indentation in the center of each cookie. Brush each cookie
   with the lightly beaten egg and place a whole almond in the center of each
   indentation. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown
   at the edges and puffed. Let cool slightly, then remove to a wire rack.
    DAVID SAWYER (RJHV41A)
  
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