Cherry-Almond Slices

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READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line a cookie sheet with foil;set aside In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on med-high for 30 sec.
  • Add brown sugar,baking powder,and salt.
  • Beat until combined.
  • Beat in eggs and orange juice until combined.
  • Beat in as much flour with the mixer as possible use a wooden spoon to add any remaning flour and 1/4 cup of nuts.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Shape each half into prepared cookie sheet.
  • Flatten to 1 in thick.
  • Make an indention that's 1 in wide and 1/2 in deep down the middle of each log from end to end.
  • Combine egg and milk.
  • Brush on top and sides of dough.
  • Spoon in filling.
  • Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
  • Bake in a 375 oven for 25-30 min or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool logs on cookie sheet on a wire rack for an hour.
  • Transfer logs to a cutting board,with a serrated knife cut each log crosswise into 1/2 in thick slices.
  • If desired, in a small pan heat chocolate and shortening over low heat until melted,stir frequently.
  • Drizzle over slices.
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