Linzer Crust

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1 cup almonds
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


In a food processor or blender, finely grind almonds. If using a blender, pour ground nuts into a bowl.

To almonds, add flour, butter, sugar, egg yolks, orange peel, cocoa, cinnamon, and cloves.

Whirl in food processor or rub with your fingers until dough holds together.

Pack into a firm ball, then pinch off and reserve 1/2 cup dough

Firmly press remaining dough evenly over bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch cake pan with removable rim.