Almond Cookie Cut Outs

Carol Junkins

By
@CarolAJ

This recipe came from a newspaper many years ago to be made for Valentine's Day ~ they were heart shaped. The flavor of the almond is wonderful and they come out crisp on the outside !


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Serves:

4 doz.

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
2 c
shortening
2 c
sugar
1
egg
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
almond extract
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

BRUSH ON TOP:

1
egg yolk beaten
1 Tbsp
water
60
shelled almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre heat oven 375 DF
Sift flour with baking powder into large bowl. Add shortening, sugar almond and vanilla extracts, salt and beaten egg. Knead the mixture until thoroughly combined.
2
Turn dough onto an unfloured surface. Lightly pat into 1/4" thickness with a floured 2 1/2 " heart shaped (or any shape) cookie cutter, cut out cookies.
3
Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Combine the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush on top and press one almond in center of each.
4
Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown around edges.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Almond, #extract