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       Title: Amaretti Cookies #4
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
   1 1/4 c  Almonds
            Blanched/lightly toasted
     3/4 c  Powdered sugar
       2 ts All-purpose flour
       2 lg Egg whites
     1/3 c  Granulated sugar
       1 ts Grated lemon zest
       1 ts Almond extract
  
     In a food processor, grind the almonds to a powder by pulsing off and on
   to keep the powder loose.  Mix the almonds with the powdered sugar and
   flour.
     In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually beat in
   the granulated sugar until stiff.  Fold in the lemon zest and almond
   extract.  Pipe the mixture with a pastry bag using a round 1/4-inch tip
   into 1 1/2-inch rounds onto baking sheets lined with lightly buttered waxed
   paper or parchment.  Bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 1 hour,
   checking to make sure the amaretti don't brown. Turn off the oven and let
   the amaretti dry out for an additional hour--they should be very crisp.
   Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
   :  About 24 cookies  COOKING RIGHT SHOW #CR9633
  
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