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Chocolate Almond Spritz Wafers                        Peggy Peterson

1 cup powdered sugar                        1 cup margarine

1 egg                        1 tsp. almond extract

2 1/2 cup flour                        1/2 tsp. Salt

 

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  In large bowl, beat powdered sugar and margarine until light and fluffy.  Add egg and almond flavor.  Blend well.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup.  Level off.  Stir in flour & salt.  Mix well.  Divide into 6 sections.  Pat into pans in strips with floured hands.  Bake 8 - 10 minutes until set, not brown.  (Sophie says lightly browned).  While warm cut into cookies.  Let cool slightly and then remove.  Cool completely.  Dip into glaze.  Store between layers of waxed paper.

 

Glaze

8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate cut into pieces

2 Tablespoons shortening (melt together)