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The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 oz. almonds
  • 4 oz. citron
  • 2 oz. orange peel
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup brandy


Beat eggs and sugar well together; blanch and grate the almonds and cut the citron and orange peel fine, or use grated rind of 1 lemon or orange. Sift dry ingredients and mix all together with the brandy. Butter hands and shape mixture into balls, size of a hickory nut; bake on buttered tins one inch apart; let stand over night. Bake in a moderate oven. Let stand two weeks before using.