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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Citrus Nuts

Citrus Nuts
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 1/4 cup flour
1 egg white, lightly beaten
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
candied cherry halves
Preheat oven to 325
Line baking sheets with parchment
Cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, evaporated milk and peels
Mix in flour until well blended
Use the small scoop, make balls of dough. Dip dough tops in egg white.  Dip half the cookie in the nuts. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Add a cherry to the top of each cookie.

Bake for 20 minutes until the bottoms are brown 
Makes 2 dozen. 

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