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These little white cookies are hiding a surprise in the middle.
Heat oven to 325°F.
Combine butter, sugar, milk and almond extract in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in flour and finely chopped almonds.
Shape 2 teaspoons dough around 1 almond half. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 13-15 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Place candy coating and shortening into bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 15 seconds, until mixture is melted and smooth.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Made these cookies but substituted sweetened coconut for the jimmies. Also, in half of cookies placed a half of a maraschino cherry in the middle. Delicious! Better with the cherry than with the almonds although they are good too. And they look really nice.
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