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       Title: COCOA ALMOND CUT-OUT COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 6 dozen
  
     3/4 c  Butter or margarine
      14 oz Can sweetened
            -condensed milk
       2    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/2 ts Almond extract
   2 3/4 c  All-purpse flour
     2/3 c  Cocoa
       2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 c  Finely chopped almonds
  
   In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sweetened condensed
   milk, eggs, vanilla and almond extract until well
   blended. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and
   baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating
   until well blended. Stir in almonds. Divide dough into
   4 equal parts. Wrap each in plastic wrap; flatten into
   disk. Chill until firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.
   Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove one part of dough at
   a time from refrigerator. Roll to about 1/8 inch
   thickness on floured surface. Cut into desired shapes.
   Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8
   minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire
   rack. Cool completely. Drizzle chocolate glaze over
   top, if desired.
  
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