Cocoa almond cut-out cookies

Yield: 6 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Butter or margarine
14 ounces Can sweetened condensed milk
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
½ teaspoon Almond extract
2¾ cup All-purpse flour
⅔ cup Cocoa
2 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ cup Finely chopped almonds

In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla and almond extract until well blended. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in almonds. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Wrap each in plastic wrap; flatten into disk. Chill until firm enough to roll, about 2 hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Remove one part of dough at a time from refrigerator. Roll to about ⅛ inch thickness on floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until set.

Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Drizzle chocolate glaze over top, if desired.

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