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Almond Ginger Sand Tarts

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1/4  Cup  Unsalted Butter, softened
1/4  Cup  Vegetable Shortening
1/3  Cup  Confectioner's Sugar
1  Teaspoon  Vanilla
1  Cup  Flour
2  Teaspoons  Ginger, grated
1/2  Teaspoon  Salt
1/4  Teaspoon  Baking Powder
1/2  Cup  Almonds, finely chopped
1    Egg White
    -----For Garnish-----
    Almonds, sliced

Cream butter, shortening, and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla, flour, ginger, salt and baking powder. Add ground almonds and combine well. Chill dough for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 325. Roll dough into balls and arrange on greased cookie sheets. Flatten each with the bottom of a glass. Brush tops with egg white, put one almond slice on each, and brush almond slice with egg white. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops are golden. Makes about 30.

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