Fruited Almond Cookies

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    3 dozen

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New York Times Menu Cookbook

New York Times Menu Cookbook

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1966

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  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • cups firmly packed finely ground blanched almonds
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate bits
  • ½ cup finely chopped mixed candied fruits
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon rind


  1. Preheat oven to moderate (350°F.).

  2. Beat the eggs and sugar together until thick and pale.

  3. Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Fold into the egg mixture.

  4. Stir in the ground almonds, chocolate bits, candied fruits and lemon rind.

  5. Drop batter by teaspoons onto foil-lined cookie sheets. Bake for about twelve minutes, until firm and lightly browned. Remove cookies from foil immediately and allow to cool on a rack.

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