---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  
       Title: Mandel Kager Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
   1 2/3 c  Flour
     1/2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 c  Shortening; softened
     1/2 c  Butter; or margarine;
            -softened, or
            Butter-flavored crisco
     1/2 c  Granulated sugar
       1    Egg; unbeaten
   1 1/2 ts Cardamon seeds; peeled
            ; finely chop, or
   1 1/2 ts Powdered cardamon
     1/2 c  Toasted almonds; chopped
       1    Egg yolk; slightly beaten
       1 tb Water
            Blanched almonds; split
  
      Mix all together well.  Refrigerate for 2 hours or until dough can be
   easily handled.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie
   sheets; stamp lightly with a flat bottomed glass, covered with a damp
   cloth. Blend egg yolk with water; use to brush tops of cookies. Then top
   each with an almond half. Bake at 375~ for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
   Makes 3 1/2 dozen, depending upon the ball size.
  
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