Saturday, October 25, 2008

Request: Almond Extract and Almond Paste Recipes

Possibly my two favorite things to bake with ... but I don't have enough recipes!

The first three recipes I get in response to this I'll make, and post about the experience. Deal?


blythe said...

This one looks delish! Haven't tried it yet, but I want to.

Raspberry & Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

* 1 cup butter, softened
* 2/3 cup white sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
* 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
* 1 teaspoon milk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Mix in flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb and finger, and fill the hole with preserves.
3. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet.
4. In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar, 3/4 teaspoon almond extract, and milk until smooth. Drizzle lightly over warm cookies.

Emily Anne said...

Looks DELICIOUS. Can't wait to make it!