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    We've turned the iconic holiday dessert into a batch of bite-size cookies. They're studded with glace cherries, dried papaya, and candied citron and finished with chocolate fondant and edible gold leaf.

    Ingredients

    • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
    • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 7 ounces almond paste (1 tube), cut into small pieces
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • 1/4 cup kirsch
    • 1 pound mixed candied and dried fruit, such as glace cherries, dried papaya, and candied citron, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (3 cups)
    • Poured Chocolate Fondant
    • Edible gold leaf, for decorating (optional; available at nycake.com)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 772 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 47 g 73.02%
    • Saturated Fat: 29 g 145.51%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 160 mg 53.26%
    • Sodium: 289 mg 12.06%
    • Calcium: 38 mg 3.83%
    • Potassium: 94 mg 2.69%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.35%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 85 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.48%
    • Sugar: 37 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 28.81%
    • Vitamin C 0.04%
    • Vitamin D 0.62%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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