Chocolate Almond Spritz Wafers Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time45 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyCourse
MethodDish
SpecialityVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

For cookies
 Powdered sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
 Egg1
 Almond extract1 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour2 1⁄3 Cup (37.33 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
For glaze
 Semi-sweet baking chocolate8 Ounce, cut into pieces
 Shortening2 Tablespoon
 Sliced almonds1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5197 Calories from Fat 2578

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 296 g455%

Saturated Fat 165.9 g829.4%

Trans Fat 4 g

Cholesterol 695.3 mg

Sodium 1096.2 mg45.7%

Total Carbohydrates 620 g206.7%

Dietary Fiber 23.1 g92.3%

Sugars 367.7 g

Protein 51 g102.1%

Vitamin A 117.3% Vitamin C

Calcium 23.7% Iron 123.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350°F

MAKING
2. In large bowl, cream the butter and powdered sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add egg and almond extract and beat well to combine; turn it into a dough with flour and salt
3.Fill cookie press with the dough and form four strips the length of an ungreased cookie sheet, using the bar plate; score the dough at two and a half inch intervals and bake for five minutes
4.Cut the strips into individual cookies following the scored lines ad cool completely, removing from the sheet and lining the sheets with waxed paper
5. In a small saucepan, melt together chocolate and shortening over low flame, remove from the heat and set in hot water so that the dipping consistence doesn't change
6. Dip half the cookies into the chocolate, dip off excess and palce on the cookie sheet and sprinkle almond slices over the chocolate; allow the glaze to set before serving

SERVING
7. Serve as appropriate
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