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German Almond Cookies

A dear German lady, who owned several restaurants, was well-known for these soft cookies. I feel honored to have received a copy of her cherished recipe.—Mrs. Edgar S. Stem Jr., Old Forge, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    8-1/2 dozen


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (9 ounces) almond paste
  • 4 eggs
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Chopped almonds and red and green sprinkles, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and almond paste. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls and place 2 in. on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a fork. Sprinkle with almonds and sprinkles if desired. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
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