Not my photo: Credit goes to Lisa over at Stop and Smell the Chocolates
Years ago I sent a recipe to Southern Living for a cooking contest entry. During that time hubby was being reassigned to Korea. That meant we were moving from Missouri. I moved in with my parents for awhile. Now my mom received the Southern Living Magazines. One day I was looking through the magazine while in the viewing room, you know that room where you go to read and be alone. Most home have two or more nowadays. Back to the story...I was reading a recipe, it sounded so familiar, when I got down to the name I was shock it was ME!!!! I ran out of the reading room(yes pants were pulled up) and showed my mom. I was Published in Southern Living!!! The next day I received a check in the mail, my mail was redirected to my Parents home. I thought I would share that recipe with y'all. Except there is a little Chocolate twist added.
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup Almond paste
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoon Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Sugar
Beat shortening and almond paste at medium speed with an electric mixer. Add 1/2 cup sugar and the next 4 ingredients, beating well. Combine Flour,Soda, and Salt: Gradually add to shortening mixture, mixing well.
Roll into 1-inch balls; Roll in 1/4 cup of sugar, and place 2-inch apart on lightly grease cookie sheets (Nowadays I use a silicone mat-no greasing necessary).
Bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned; cool about 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool.
(We have a hard time letting them cool! They get eaten warm in our home).
Now here come the chocolate twist . Once cookies are cooled. Melt some chocolate in a double boiler. Dip Half the cookie in the melted chocolate. Place on wire cooling rack til set.
Almonds and Chocolate, my favorites.Enjoy.
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