Butter Almond Braids Recipe

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Butter Almond Braids

Sylvia Linda Cotter

By
@DeutscheFrau

These are so delicious, they disappear as fast as they cool! They are a simple cookie to prepare and look wonderful on a holiday cookie tray.


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Rating:
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Serves:
About 2 dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
unsalted butter
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
milk
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1
large egg
1 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
chopped toasted almonds for topping
1/2 c
colored or plain granulated sugar for topping

Step-By-Step

1Sift together the flour,sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in almond and vanilla extracts. Add butter (softened), and milk and stir well. Use hands to incorporate ingredients well.

2Form dough into loaf and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

3Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Re-wrap and refrigerate 3 parts and keep one to work with.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Divide this piece of dough into 12 equal pieces.

4On a lightly sugared surface, roll each piece into a pencil diameter, 5 inch length of dough. Braid two pieces together. Repeat with remaining pieces, keeping dough chilled till ready to roll.

5Place braids about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Combine toasted almonds and sugar. Sprinkle warm cookies with almond sugar mixture.

6Bake about 10-12 minutes, just till braids begin to brown. Carefully lift each braid to a wire rack to cool. Store in a tightly sealed container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: For Kids