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Amaretti Cookies

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Yield:

Makes 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white -- slightly beaten
  • ½ cup finely diced hazelnuts
  • 9 candied cherries

Directions

Cream shortening with sugar. Add egg yolk, orange and lemon peels, and lemon juice. Beat until fluffy. Add flour and salt. Chill dough for approximately 1 hour. Form small balls with teaspoon. Dip in egg white and roll in chopped nuts. Press half candied cherry in each cookie.

Bake at 375º for 1 minute.