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Raspberry Gems

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Servings: 72
Categories: Chocolate / Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  All purpose flour
1  cup  Margarine or butter, softened
1/2  cup  Dairy sour cream
1/3  cup  Raspberry spreadable fruit
3  tablespoons  Sugar
2/3  cup  Semisweet chocolate pieces
1  tablespoon  Shortening
1/4  cup  Finely chopped almonds

Stir together flour, margarine or butter, and sour cream in a large mixing bowl, till thoroughly combined. Divide dough in half. Cover; chill for 3 hours. Roll each half of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Using a 1-3/4 to 2 inch round cookie cutter cut dough. Spread about 1/4 tsp. raspberry fruit on top of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Stir together sugar and 1 Tbsp. water. Brush over cookies. Place cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a 350 oven for 15 to 20 minutes or till done. Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan melt chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat till melted, stirring constantly. Dip one side of each of the cookies into melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with almonds. Cool until set. Makes about 72. From: Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies 1992 Shared By: Pat Stockett

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