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'Tis the Season for Christmas Moguls!

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They are so simple to make and they're fun too. These actually may be a perfect Christmas cookie. Whip up a batch for the office Christmas party or simply to have around for the Christmas Eve treat for Santa!

Ingredients needed to make Christmas Moguls (serving amount depends on size):

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup finely ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Steps:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon sheet.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, ground almonds and nutmeg. Set the bowl aside.
  3. Into a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and powdered sugar until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla and lemon zest and beat until very well combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined.
  5. Remove walnut size pieces of dough and roll into balls.
  6. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Place in the oven and bake 12 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool until you can touch them.
  9. Roll the cookies in powdered sugar and serve.

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