Mazarinsticks

Course : Cookies
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

---CRUST---
1 cup all-purpose flour -- sifted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
---WALNUT LAYER---
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners sugar -- unsifted
2 large egg yolks
1 cup california walnuts -- finely ground
1 tablespoon fine dry bread crumbs
3 large egg whites -- stiffly beaten
---TOPPING---
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate -- melted
1 Cup california walnuts -- chopped
1 Cup shredded coconut or candied orange peel
 

Preparation / Directions:

Makes 3 dozen sticks 1. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter. 2. Add egg yolk and vanilla; mix well. 3. Press firmly into bottom of 9-inch square baking pan lined with foil (on bottom only). Walnut Layer 1. Cream butter, confectioners' sugar and egg yolks until light and fluffy; stir in walnuts and bread crumbs. 2. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites; spread evenly over crust layer. 3. Bake in preheated 350 F. oven 30 minutes, until top springs back when touched lightly. 4. Cool in pan; remove and cut into sticks. Topping Spread tops of sticks with thin layer of chocolate and decorate with walnuts, coconut or orange peel. NOTE: Great for a holiday cookie treat. Make ahead and store in airtight covered tin


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