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Almond Jewels Recipe
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Almond Jewels

2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or regular margarine
3/4 cup sifted brown sugar -- firmly packed
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped almonds
Almonds -- for tops

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter; add sugar gradually; cream until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla; stir in chopped nuts. Add dry ingredients and mix. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough 1-1/2- to 2-in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Decorate tops with pieces of bright gumdrops (not licorice) and insert lengthwise slices of almonds in cookie centers. Bake in moderate oven (350') 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on racks.

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

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