Maids-of-Honor

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These dainty cookies melt in your mouth. Legend has it that they are named after the ladies in waiting to an English queen.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons cream sherry

  • ¾ cup ground almonds

  • 2 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup butter until smaller than peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of milk at a time over the dough until moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 inch circles using a cookie or biscuit cutter. Press circles into the bottom and up the sides of ungreased mini muffin cups. set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, cream together 2 tablespoons butter, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Beat in the eggs and sherry, then stir in the ground almonds. Place 1/4 teaspoon of jam into the bottom of the lined cups. Cover with 1 tablespoon of the almond mixture.

  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are lightly browned. Allow to cool slightly before removing from muffin tins to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* 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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