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Mandelspitzen (Almond Peaks)

Ingredients:Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.com

  • 1 - cup butter
  • 1 - cup sugar
  • 3 - egg yolks
  • 1 - tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 - teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 - cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 - teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 - cup blanched, shredded almonds
  • 1 - tablespoon grated orange rind

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease baking pan.

  1. Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks one by one, orange and lemon juice.  Sift in flour and baking powder, mix thoroughly and stir well. 

  2. Dredge about 2/3 of almonds in little flour, fold into batter with grated orange rind.  Stir some more. 

  3. Pour the batter into a pan, spread over its surface but leave space for spreading.  Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool and cut in squares.

Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1 - cup sugar
  • 4 - Tablespoons cold water
  • 2 - egg whites
  • 1/4 - teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Boil water and sugar until syrup threads.  Whip egg whites with wire whisk until stiff. 

  2. Beat in syrup.  When smooth and creamy, spread quickly on cookies, sprinkle with remaining almonds.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Did You Know?
The Pennsylvania Dutch come mostly from what is now Germany rather than the Netherlands. Logically, their language too is ultimately a derivative of Palatinate German, not Dutch.

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