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Butter Almond Cookies Recipe

Butter Almond Cookies Recipe

Tender and toasty, these buttery almond bites were a winner with our taste testers. —Jeanette Meidal, Savage, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 cups Quick Cookie Mix
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, 5 tablespoons butter and egg yolk until smooth. Add cookie mix and mix well.
  • 2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead 15-20 times or until smooth. Roll into a 12-in. square. Spread remaining butter to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  • 3. Combine sugar and extract; sprinkle over half of the dough. Fold dough over sugar mixture; pinch edges to seal. Lightly beat egg white; brush over top of dough. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 4. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • 5. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut widthwise with a serrated knife into 1/2-in. slices; cut each slice in half lengthwise. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 69 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.