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Almond Meltaways

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  • Cook of the Week Kim Ault learned to make Almond Meltaways from her grandmother Helen Hatch (pictured).

       Cook of the Week Kim Ault learned to make Almond Meltaways from her grandmother Helen Hatch (pictured).
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 

1 cup butter softened

½ cup powdered sugar

1 cup cornstarch

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons almond extract

2 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt (optional)

Add all ingredients to the work bowl of a stand mixer and mix until well combined. Form dough into a ball, wrap in wax paper and chill overnight.

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Working with about 1 teaspoon of dough at a time, roll the dough into balls and flatten with the bottom of a floured glass. Place dough on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 20 minutes.

Makes four dozen cookies.

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