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Berry-Almond Sandwich Cookies

 Berry-Almond Sandwich Cookies
“Almond shortbread cookies cradle a delightful berry filling for this Christmas cookie favorite. They’re unbeatable!“ says field editor Helga Schlape from Florham Park, New Jersey.
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 3/4 cup raspberry filling
  • Edible glitter or confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds.
  • On a heavily floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
  • With floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes.
  • Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for
  • 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to
  • cool.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon raspberry filling on the bottoms of half of the
  • cookies; top with remaining cookies. Sprinkle with edible glitter or
  • confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 167 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.