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       Title: Alsatian Christmas Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 54 servings
  
   1 1/3 c  Flour
       1 c  Almonds, ground; toasted
       2 ts Cinnamon
     1/3 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Butter; softened
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/4 c  Orange peel candied; minced
       1    Egg white beaten w/2 tsp
            Water for glaze
            Colored icings; colored
            Sugar for decorating
  
       DESCRIPTION:  Decorated cookies the grownups will love---they're loaded
   with toasted almonds and candied orange peel.
   
       Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in
   flour, almonds, cinnamon and salt, blend well. Stir in orange peel. Wrap
   dough in plastic and refrigerate 2 hours. Preheat oven to 375. Roll out
   dough 1/4 thick and cut shapes with Christmas cookie cutters. If not using
   icing, decorate with colored sugar or gragees before baking. Bake 9-12
   minutes or until golden brown. Decorate with icing, colored sugars,
   dragees, etc.  Store airtight at room temp one week, freeze longer.
  
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