Wonderful Almond Fingers

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I make this recipe every holiday season and everyone loves it. These cookies are light and sweet. They can be made a lot of ways with different extracts. Also the ends can be dipped into melted chocolate (they are very good this way).

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen 2-inch cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 ⅝ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 6 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together unsalted butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and egg yolk one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the sugar mixture until smoothly blended. Fill a large pastry bag fitted with a 3/4 inch round tip. A large freezer storage bag with one of the corners snipped off will also work.

  3. Pipe dough into 2 inch long logs using a side to side squiggle motion. Space cookies at least 2 inches apart. Place cookie sheets with cookies into the freezer for a couple of minutes to harden.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

  5. In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate and 2 tablespoons of butter, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the milk. Dip both ends of the cooled cookies into the chocolate and place them onto waxed paper to set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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