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Almond Shortbread Wafers  Print

This recipe (from allrecipes.com) appeared in Crispy, Crunchy & Nutty on 19 Dec 2008

Almond Shortbread WafersWafers:
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup crushed Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 cup ground almonds, toasted

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 tablespoon shortening
To toast the almonds, spread them evenly on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° F for 5–10 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring once or twice. To grind the almonds, place the cooled toasted almonds in a food processor bowl. Cover and process until finely chopped. Stop processing before the mixture forms a paste.

In large mixing bowl beat butter, sugar and vanilla on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal and almonds. Beat until combined.

On lightly floured surface roll dough, one half at a time, to 1/8–inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until needed.) Cut with 2–inch round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375 ° F for about 7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Transfer to wire rack. Cool completely.

In small saucepan combine chocolate morsels and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Place in cake decorating bag fitted with straight tip or in plastic sandwich bag.

Cut off small corner of plastic bag, if using. Pipe or drizzle designs of various holiday shapes, over cooled cookies. Let stand until set. Store in airtight container.