Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies
From the kitchen of Irene, Lisa and Monica Garmon
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Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup sweet butter, softened
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
finely chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts
chocolate chips or vanilla candy coating (melted)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine sugar, butter, egg yolk and almond extract in a large bowl.
Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until mixture is light and fluffy (2-3 minutes).
Continue beating, gradually adding flour and cocoa, until well mixed (2-3 minutes).
Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1 inch balls.
Place about an inch apart on cookie sheets.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until set.
To Decorate: Coat with melted chocolate or vanilla coating and decorate with chopped nuts, candy, coconut, preserves or colored sugar, as desired.
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