Also called Little Sugar Hat Cookies. Why? Because they look like little hats.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter and white sugar until fluffy. Stir in egg yolk and milk. Add citron to butter mixture and stir in. Add flour and baking powder; blend well. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a clean, dry, glass or metal bowl, whip egg white until frothy. Gradually incorporate 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar; beat until meringue holds its shape. Fold in almonds.

  • Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured board; cut out small rounds with 2 inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Put 1 teaspoon Almond Meringue in center of each round to make it look like the crown of a hat.

  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. To Make Icing: Gradually add water to 2 cups confectioner's sugar, mixing until icing is stiff. Add 1 to 2 drops of food coloring. When cookies are cool, pipe around crown of hat with Icing to look like a hatband.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 24.4g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 12.3mg; sodium 31.3mg. Full Nutrition
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