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Granola Almond Macaroons

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Ingredients

1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies
1 (7 ounce) package almond paste
4 Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey granola bars, coarsely crushed
2-1/2 cups coconut
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup coarse or granulated sugar (for rolling)

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, break up cookie dough and almond paste with hands; knead mixture until well combined. Stir in crushed granola bars, coconut and almond extract. Shape mixture into 1-1/4 inch balls; roll in sugar and place 2 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Sheila Schultz
Hillsdale



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