Berry-Almond Sandwich Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
- 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
- Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine 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 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.
Editor's NoteEdible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 167 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Apr 11, 2012
I made this last year for my family and my friends while screening through all my seasonal TOH magazines I got, and I just randomly wrote down all the cookies from the mags, letting family and friends pick any cookie they liked. I was given eight different kinds to make, and this one was the best out of all! I used lingonberry preserves in place of raspberry jam, and the tartness of the preserves really balanced out the sweetness of the almond flavoring in the cookies. It was a bear to make at first because of the floury mess it left, but it was SO worth it! I recommend anybody who finds this recipe should try and make it, even those who aren't big on sandwich cookies.
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