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       Title: Almond Macaroons # 3
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 40 servings
  
     1/2 lb (about 1 cup) almond paste
     3/4 c  Granulated sugar
       2    Egg whites
     1/3 c  Confectioners sugar
       2 tb Flour
     1/8 ts Salt
  
     These macaroons are slightly crisp outside...moist and chewy inside. Line
   cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil, cut to fit. Soften the almond
   paste by kneading it with your hands for a few minutes, or break it into
   pieces, place it in the beaker of the food processor, and process for about
   1 minute. Slowly blend in the granulated sugar and egg whites; then add the
   confectioners' sugar, flour, and salt, and mix well. To Form The Cookies:
      Either drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie
   sheets, or force  through a cookie press, placing them about 1-1/2 apart.
   Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to
   300 degrees. Bake for about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, and lay the
   foil or parchment linings on a damp cloth, let cool, then peel off the
   macaroons. FOR CHOCOLATE ALMOND MACAROONS: Add 1-1/2 ozs. (1-1/2 squares)
   melted chocolate to the finished dough. Form and bake as directed. Yield:
   about 40 cookies. Wis/Gramma
  
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