Butter Almond Braids

Butter Almond Braids Recipe

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Sylvia Linda Cotter


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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About 2 dozen
15 Min
15 Min


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1 c
unsalted butter
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
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

How to Make Butter Almond Braids


  • 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.

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About Butter Almond Braids

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

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