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Almond Wheat Treats

1 cup margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup wheat bran flakes cereal
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
Toasted almonds, optional*
Powdered sugar, optional

In large bowl, beat margarine until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and almond extract and beat. Add flour and mix well. Stir in cereal and almonds until well blended.

Using about 1 tablespoon of dough, shape into a round ball. Place on ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. May top with an almond. Bake in preheated 325-degree oven 15 to 18 minutes or until a light golden brown. Cool about 1 minute and transfer to wire rack. Cookies may be rolled in powdered sugar. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

*To toast almonds: Place on flat pan, bake in preheated 350-degree oven about 10 minutes until a light golden brown.

Nutritional Information
Each cookie provides approximately: 104 calories, 1 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 0.7 g fiber, 7 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 16 mcg folate, 0.7 mg iron, 68 mg sodium.