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Esther's Bracelets

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Servings: 1
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

Ingredients:
1  cup  Sugar
3/4  cup  Butter, softened
3/4  cup  Shortening
1/2  teaspoon  Almond extract
2    Eggs
4  cups  Flour
1/2  cup  Almonds, finely chopped

GLAZE
3  cups  Powdered sugar
4  tablespoons  Milk, up to 5 tablespoons

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Mix together first 5 ingredients. Stir in the next 2. Shape dough into 1-1/4" diameter balls. Roll each into a rope, 6" long. Form each into a circle, crossing ends & tucking under to form a perfect "bracelet." Place on ungreaased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or til set but not brown. Remove from sheet. COOL completely.

3. Prepare GLAZE and drizzle on cookies. Sprinkle with additional nuts if desired. Mix glaze ingredient until of drizzling consistency.

These delicate cookies honor Queen Esther, who revealed the evil plot of Haman to King Ahasuerus of ancient Persia, thereby saving the Persian Jews...anyway, they're good!


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