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Post by Dandelion on 30th July 2010, 8:44 pm

Cream 3oz of butter/margarine with 3oz each of white sugar and soft brown sugar until pale and fulffy. Add 1tsp almond essence and one beaten egg, mix well. Stir in 6oz self-raising flour and 2oz flaked almonds. Put heaped spoonfuls of mixture onto greased baking sheets. Cook at 180 C or gas mark 4 for 20 minutes. Leave to cool for a minute then put onto cooling rack. Makes 10 - 20 depending on how large you make them!!

You can vary the recipe with different nuts or fruit, wholemeal SR flour, vanilla instead of of almond essence.

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Post by budburst12 on 30th July 2010, 8:51 pm

ooh, thanks Dandelion, they sound lovely! Have some flaked almonds on order, so must keep some by to give these a go. Quite fancy trying this with chocolate chunks too.
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Post by Dandelion on 30th July 2010, 8:58 pm

I made a load of these for the master composter evening we had in Compostwoman's wood last week. The other variation I like is coffee and walnut, where you use a teaspoonful of instant coffee mixed with two teaspoons of hot water instead of the almond essence (and walnuts instead of almonds....)

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Post by Compostwoman on 30th July 2010, 9:14 pm

I can vouch for the fact they were absolutely delish almond cookies Icon_biggrin
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Post by budburst12 on 31st July 2010, 12:03 pm

Alright, we've just made these and I can verify that they are GORGEOUS! Must. try. not. to eat. all of them. at. once. dribble
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Post by Compostwoman on 31st July 2010, 6:36 pm

I recon they would be even more delish as a dessert with ice cream and possibly soft fruit? or toasted chopped nuts?
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Post by budburst12 on 1st August 2010, 8:00 pm

Especially if hot straight from the oven - still a bit soft with icecream melting a bit on top and toasted nuts/fruit sprinkled on top. Be well nice!
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Post by Compostwoman on 1st August 2010, 9:03 pm

You are my kind of woman BB!
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