Almond Filled Cookie Cake

Recipe by Courtly
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Crust
  • 2 23
    cups flour
  • 1 13
    cups sugar
  • 1 13
    cups butter, softened (do not use margarine)
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
  • Filling
  • 1
    cup finely chopped almonds
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 4
    whole blanched almonds
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 325.
  • Place cookie sheet in oven to preheat.
  • Grease 10 or 9 inch springform pan.
  • In large bowl, blend all crust ingredients at low speed until dough forms. If desired, refrigerate for easier handling.
  • Divide dough in half; spread half in bottom of greased pan to form crust.
  • In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except whole almonds; blend well.
  • Spread over crust to within 1/2 inch of sides of pan.
  • Between 2 sheets of waxed paper, press remaining dough to 10 or 9 inch circle.
  • Remove top sheet of waxed paper; place dough over filling.
  • Remove waxed paper; press dough into place.
  • Top with whole almonds.
  • Place cake on preheated cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 325 for 65-75 minutes or until top is light golden brown.
  • Cool 15 minutes; remove sides of pan.
  • Cool completely.
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