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                            Almond Butter Disks
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8898
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      stick         butter
      1/2  cup           sugar
                         grated zest of 1 lemon
    1      tablespoon    dark rum
    2                    egg whites
    1      cup           ground almonds
    6      tablespoons   flour
      2/3  cup           seedless raspberry preserves
    1      tablespoon    kirsch
 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
 Cream the softened butter and add the sugar in a stream. Continue beating until
  the butter/sugar whitens. Beat in the zest and rum, then the egg whites, one a
 t a time, beating smooth between each addition. Mix the almonds and flour toget
 her and stir them
  into the batter by hand.
 Pipe the batter on paper lined pans in 1-inch mounds using a 1/2-inch plain tub
 e. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes.
 For the glaze:
 Bring the preserves and the Kirsch to a boil in a small pan over medium heat, s
 tirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Apply glaze while it is still v
 ery hot.
 Cool the cookies on the paper and sandwich them with raspberry glaze after they
  have cooled.
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