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Christmas Cooking ebook1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Egg yolk
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup natural raisins
1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in yolk, almond extract and salt.
Mix in flour just to blend thoroughly.
Mix in raisins almonds to distribute evenly.
On lightly floured surface, roll into a 12″ long.
Wrap securely and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 week.
With sharp knife, cut 1/3″ thick slices, and place 1″ apart on baking sheets.
Bake in pre-heated 350 degree F oven 15 to 20 minutes until cookies are set and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to racks to cool completely.
Decorate as desired with melted semi-sweet or white chocolate, and top with colored sprinkles, raisins, nuts, or candied fruit pieces.
Allow to set before storing in layers between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container.