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Amaretto Sours Cookies

Amaretto Sours Cookies
by Fred, Cookie Club Member
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Category: Desserts, Cookies
Prep Time: 20 Minutes (chill 1 hour)
Level: Baking Experience Helpful
Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies

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1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. confectioners’ sugar
1 egg yolk
3 T. amaretto, divided
3 T. lemon juice
1 T. lemon zest (peel)
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 egg white
1/2 c. ground almonds


Cream shortening and sugar, add egg yolk, 2 T. amaretto, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well. Sift flour and baking powder together and add to mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Using a tablespoon place on lightly greased cookie sheets, flatten with the bottom of a glass. Whisk together egg white and 1 T. amaretto. Lightly brush tops of flattened cookies. Sprinkle tops with ground almonds and brush again with egg white/amaretto. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350-degree oven.