Walnut and almond cookies

Yield: 2 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Flour
3 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Shortening
4 \N Eggs
¾ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Allspice
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
2 teaspoons Almond extract
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Grated orange rind
1½ cup Walnuts, toasted, chopped
1½ cup Almonds, toasted, chopped
2 \N Egg whites
¼ cup Lemon juice
\N \N Confectioners sugar

DOUGH

ICING

PREPARE COOKIES: Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Work shortening into flour. Beat eggs into sugar, then add to flour, beat until a smooth dough forms. Stir in the spices, orange rind, and nuts. Blend well. Let dough rest 30 minutes.

Moisten hands with oil, form 1 T of dough into a 1" ball. Place on a greased cookies sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

PREPARE ICING: Beat egg whites and ¼ c lemon juice together. Gradually add confectioners sugar to form a smooth consistency. Brush icing over hot cookies as they come from the oven.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by Paula <demoness@...> on Sep 16, 1998

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