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"These dainty cookies melt in your mouth. Legend has it that they are named after the ladies in waiting to an English queen."
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40 m servings 116 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup butter until smaller than peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of milk at a time over the dough until moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 inch circles using a cookie or biscuit cutter. Press circles into the bottom and up the sides of ungreased mini muffin cups. set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together 2 tablespoons butter, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Beat in the eggs and sherry, then stir in the ground almonds. Place 1/4 teaspoon of jam into the bottom of the lined cups. Cover with 1 tablespoon of the almond mixture.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are lightly browned. Allow to cool slightly before removing from muffin tins to cool on wire racks.


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I have been using this recipe for years for Christmas dainties. Its the only one that I have seen that uses Sherry and I have not changed a thing about this recipe. I use a variety of jams f...

AWESOME! Delicious!! Everyone raved about them.

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