Thread: Chocolate-Almond Bites
04-14-2007, 09:04 AM #1
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- Mar 2007
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted almonds, finely chopped
sifted confectioners sugar
This shortbread variation is delicious with coffee.
Makes 48 to 60 bites.
Preparation time: 20 minutes.
Cooking time: between 20 and 25 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350?F. Grease a baking sheet.
Onto a sheet of wax paper, sift the flour with the cocoa. In a large
bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat the butter, sugar,
vanilla, and salt until pale and creamy. Beat in the flour mixture,
then the almonds.
Shape heaped teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and arrange on baking
sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm. Cool briefly on the
sheet before removing to a rack.
While still slightly warm, dredge the biscuits with confectioner's
sugar. Store in an airtight container. They will keep for 5 days.~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
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