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Moon Cakes

 
 
 
5 large    Eggs  
1¼ cups    Sugar  
2 sticks    Unsalted butter, minus 2 tablespoons  
1½ cups    Cake flour  
1½ tsp    Baking powder  
1 tsp    Vanilla  
1 tsp    Almond flavoring  
½ cup    Finely chopped nuts  
 
1 Preheat oven to 325°.
2 Beat together butter and sugar.
3 Add egg yolks, lemon peel, vanilla and almond flavoring.
4 Mix together flour and baking powder and add slowly to butter/egg mixture.
5 Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into mixture.
6 Pour into greased 9"x13" pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. When cool, cut into crescent moon shapes with sharp glass (or metal) cutters.
 
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Author: Aunt Rae's mom, Dora Andrews