Almond Tea Cakes

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These are so pretty, perfect for impressing your friends at a tea party. Actually, they're good any time! You can make them ahead of time and freeze for later. Enjoy!

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  • add   1/2 cup sugar
  • add   milk
  • add   1/2 cup ground almonds
  • add   3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • add   4 cups all-purpose flour
  • add   2 cups butter or margarine
  • add   1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • add   2 eggs
  • add   1 teaspoon baking powder
  • add   1 egg white
  • add   sliced almonds
  • add   3/4 cup sugar
  • add   4 teaspoons almond extract (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.Add eggs and extract;mix well.Add flour and baking powder (dough will be soft).Chill.
  2. For filling, stir egg white, sugar, ground almonds and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  3. Remove a portion of the dough at a time from the refrigerator.Place 1-inch balls of dough into miniature muffin cups, pressing slightly into sides and bottom.Place 1/2 tsp of filling into each.Cover with quarter-sized circles of dough.Brush with a little milk and top with an almond.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20--25 minutes or until golden.