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Butter Cookies

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Butter Cookies


1 lb. butter
1 1/2-cup sugar
3 raw eggs
3 hard cooked egg yolks
6 cups flour
1/4 lemon, rind and juice


Cream butter, add sugar, add cook yolks rubbed through sieve, add flour and raw eggs alternately. Roll 1/8 inch thick, brush with white of egg. Cut round or square. Sprinkle with chopped almonds mixed with lemon, sugar, and cinnamon. Bake on greased tins, in moderate oven, 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

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