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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Chinese Almond Cookies ~

1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 t almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1 large egg yolk
1 T milk
1/3 cup blanched whole almonds
2 T sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 325F.
In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat
1 cup butter and sugar until smooth. Add whole egg
and almond extract and beat until well blended. Add
flour and baking powder; stir to mix, then beat until
well blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, flatten
each slightly, and place about 1 inch apart on buttered
12x15 inch baking sheets. In a small bowl, beat egg
yolk with milk to blend. Brush cookies lightly with
egg mixture; discard any remaining. Press an almond
into the center of each cookie and sprinkle with about
1/8 teaspoon sesame seeds. Bake until lightly browned,
15 - 20 minutes; if baking two sheets at once in one
oven, switch their positions halfway through baking.
Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a
wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen cookies

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For gift giving package cookies in cellophane bag.
Place bag of cookies in a decorated bag. Use
paperbacked fusible web, assorted fabrics for
appliques, lunch-size brown paper bag, buttons
and glue. Decorate bag with appliques backed
with fusible web, fuse to bag per manufacturers
instructions. Print country graphics and fuse
web to back of graphics, arrange on bag and fuse
to bag. Embellish with buttons and any other
embellishment you wish to use. Add gift tag
and homespun fabric if desired.
Great in a gift basket.


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ENJOY!!

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