Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Almond Meltaways

After finishing the cookie dough truffles and packing up the almond bark in feastive red and white bags, I am on the the next round. Dough is already chilling for Almond Meltaways. I have a few things that I would like to accomplish tonight, but suffice it to say there is a folder full of recipes waiting to be baked! These will literally melt in your mouth.

Almond Meltaways

28 min 10 min prep
SERVES 36 , 3 dozen cookies
· 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
· 1 cup confectioners' sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
· 1 cup all-purpose flour
· 1/2 cup blanched slivered almond, finely ground
Beat together butter and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar in bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in almond extract.
On low speed, beat in flour and nuts.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, 2 hours.
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Pinch off pieces of dough in heaping teaspoonfuls.
Roll into logs and taper ends; bending into crescents.
Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in 325 degree oven for 16 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned.
Remove cookies to wire rack. While warm, dust with a generous layer of remaining confectioners' sugar.
Cool completely then sprinkle again with any remaining confectioners' sugar.


  1. Look how good these look! I bet they taste as good as they look too!

  2. They look and sound delicious. Almond is my favorite flavor from sweets to beverages. :D

  3. Yumm these look great and are super festive!


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