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Almond Butter Cookies

I came up with this cookie recipe as a way to capture a butter cake popular in my husband's native Netherlands. Almond paste and butter make each melt-in-your-mouth morsel irresistible.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    6-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 6 ounces almond paste
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, almond paste and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 115 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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