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       Title: Chocolate-Dipped Almond (Or Hazelnut) Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 c  (2 sticks) unsalted butter
     2/3 c  Sugar
       1 lg Egg yolk
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       2 c  Sifted all-purpose flour
     1/4 ts Salt
   1 1/3 c  Finely chopped blanched
       6 oz Semi-sweet chocolate
       3 ts Unsalted butter
       1 ts Hot water
            Chopped almonds; for garnish
   Recipe by: riacmt@ubvmsb.cc.buffalo.edu (Carol Miller-Tutzauer)
   Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and
   vanilla, then flour, salt, and finely chopped almonds, mixing well.Shape
   the dough into 2 rolls, each 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap rolls
   (using waxed paper or plastic wrap) and refrigerate until firm, about 2
   Preheat oven to 350 deg F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
   With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 1 to 2
   inches apart on baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, just until
   lightly browned. Cool on a rack.
   In the top of a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter for the
   topping. Add the hot water and stir until smooth. Dip an edge of each
   cookie into the chocolate, then sprinkle with the chopped almonds (I just
   put them in a cup and then dip the chocolate edge into the nuts, allowing
   some to stick). Cool on a rack until the chocolate hardens.