Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Holiday Flare- Cookie time

It is time to link up your favorite cookie recipe.
We are still in the contest phase. You can still link up your desserts, main dishes, side dishes and bread. Just choose the appropriate colored link above and link it up. You will be able to come back until December 25th to link up, Then on the evening of the 26th voting will begin. Oh I hope you will come back to vote. for more info on the contest see the side bar "Holiday Flare Contest Rules".

I think you will love this recipe. It has become the holiday cookie in our family. As I stated before this is the one in the 1992 SouthenLiving Annual Cookbook. I sent it in the they published it that same year I created it.

Almond Snaps
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup Almond paste
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoon Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Sugar

Beat shortening and almond paste at medium speed with an electric mixer. Add 1/2 cup sugar and the next 4 ingredients, beating well. Combine Flour,Soda, and Salt: Gradually add to shortening mixture, mixing well.

Roll into 1-inch balls; Roll in 1/4 cup of sugar, and place 2-inch apart on lightly grease cookie sheets (Nowadays I use a silicone mat-no greasing necessary).
Bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned; cool about 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool.
(We have a hard time letting them cool! They get eaten warm in our home).

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