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Old 10-23-2006, 08:51 PM   #1
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ISO an almond flavored shortbread cookie..

recipe that I can make into finger shapes and put slivered almonds on as fingernails...

Anyone??

Thanks!

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Old 10-23-2006, 09:00 PM   #2
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Here is one for you. You could just make them into fingers and press the almonds onto the ends.

I would just use a basic shortbread recipe and go from there. The one I like best is

2 cups butter (1lb)
1 cup brown sugar
4 cups flour

Make these into whatever shape you like. Bake for about 10 minutes in a 325 oven. Watch them carefully and don't let them get brown. Golden edges only!
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:47 AM   #3
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Yum! Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:08 AM   #4
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You might want to try these Lunar New Year cookies. They happen to be my mother-in-law's favourite.

CHINESE ALMOND COOKIES

2-1/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup sugar
50gm ground almond
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup butter - softened
1 egg
2 tbsps water
Few drops of almond extract (optional)
40 blanched almonds
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp water

Beat butter with sugar until creamy. Add egg. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture. Add almond extract, water and knead to make a soft dough. Refrigerate dough for 1/2 hour.

Roll out dough and shape into round (or finger shaped) cookies. Top each cookie with an almond. Brush cookies with beaten egg yolk and water.

Bake at 180 degrees C for 20 - 25 minutes. Makes about 40-50 cookies.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:31 PM   #5
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Boufa - those Chinese Almond Cookies receipe look great and enjoy them.
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Old 10-24-2006, 08:28 PM   #6
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There are some freaky Witches fingers here http://www.britta.com/HW/HWr.html
Made with almond extract. Is this what you're looking for?
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