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Fingerklatschen Recipe

Makes about 54


2/3 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

red jam (cherry or another flavor)

confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 325 F.
Cream butter and granulated sugar; add yolks and beat
until light.
Add extract.
Sift flour and salt and add to creamed mixture.
Shape dough into
1 inch balls
and place on ungreased baking sheets about 2" apart. Press finger or thumb
into center of
each cookie to make a shallow well.
Bake about 25 minutes.
Press again in centers
baking. Cool on a rack.
When cool, fill centers with jam and sprinkle with confectioners'
sugar. If using cherry jam, try to have a cherry in each cookie.
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