*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Almond Logs Dipped in Chocolate
 
 Recipe By     : Land O Lakes Holiday Memories
 Serving Size  : 54   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           butter -- softened
    7      ounces        almond paste
    1      cup           powdered sugar
    2                    egg yolks
    1      teaspoon      almond extract
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla extract
    2      cups          all-purpose flour
                         Topping:
    1      cup           semisweet chocolate chips
    1      tablespoon    shortening
    1      cup           almonds -- finely chopped
 
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line cookie sheets with
 parchment paper.  In a large mixer bowl, combine the butter
 and almond paste.  Beat on low speed, scraping the bowl
 often, for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed.  Add the
 powdered sugar, egg yolks, almond extract and vanilla
 extract.  Beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl often, for
 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed.  Reduce the speed to low.
 Continue beating, gradually adding the flour and scraping
 the bowl often, for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed.  Place
 the dough in a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch opening.  Pipe
 onto the cookie sheets forming 2 1/2 to 3-inch logs.  Bake
 for 13 to 17 minutes, or until the edges are very lightly
 browned.  Cool completely on parchment paper.  In a 1-quart
 saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low
 heat, stirring often, for 5 to 8 minutes until smooth.
 Remove the cooled cookies from the parchment paper and dip
 the ends or the tops in the chocolate and then in the
 almonds.  Place on waxed paper until set.  Penny Halsey
 (ATBN65B).
 
 Nutrition Analysis:  110 calories, 2g protein, 10g
 carbohydrate, 7g fat, 15mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium.
 
 
 
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