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       Title: BASLER BRUNSLI
  Categories: Cookies, Desserts
       Yield: 8 servings
  
   1 3/4 c  Sugar
   3 1/2 c  Whole unblanched almonds
       7 oz Semisweet chocolate
       2 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground clove
       4 lg Egg whites
       1 tb Kirsch (optional)
  
   COMBINE THE SUGAR and almonds in the food processor and pulse to grind
   finely. Be careful that the mixture does not become warm. Cut the chocolate
   finely and add to the processor. Pulse to grind the chocolate finely and
   mix with the almonds and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse to
   mix rapidly. Strew the surface with sugar and press the paste out about
   3/8-inch thick. Roll over with a grooved rolling pin. Cut the Brunsli in
   hearts, stars and clover leaf shapes and place on paper-lined pans. Allow
   to dry several hours, uncovered, at room temperature. Preheat oven to 300F.
   Bake about 10 minutes. Do not overbake or they will be very hard.
  
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