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Almond and Apricot Biscotti
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Almond and Apricot Biscotti

This recipe for Biscotti was given to me by a friend, Lisa, from the Chicago area. She used to send them as holiday gifts and was nice enough to share the recipe with me for my first cookbook. The combination of almonds, dried apricots, white chocolate and Grand Marnier makes for an unforgettable treat.

Butter Cookies
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Butter Cookies

These butter cookies, also referred to as “thumb prints,” are similar in taste and texture to shortbread cookies and can be filled with your favorite jam, jelly or preserves. For a chocolate butter cookie, add another 1/4 cup flour in step 2 and drizzle in 1/2 cup of melted dark chocolate at the end of step 2.

Flourless Nut & Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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Flourless Nut and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The first time I tasted these, I unanimously proclaimed them as my new favorite cookies. This cookie dough is quite coarse and when you make the balls, they may need a little extra effort to get them to hold together, but they are well worth the effort.

Almond Macaroons
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Almond Macaroons

I love macaroons, whether they are made from coconut or almonds. These cookies are crisp on the outside and soft in the middle and are very easy to make. Almond paste is available in most grocery stores and is made of equal parts of ground almonds and powdered sugar. Don’t confuse almond paste with marzipan which has a much higher sugar content and less true almond flavor.