Monday, August 30, 2010
Cookie Recipe #240 - Nut-Edged Butter Slices
This is a tasty little slice of sweetness. The smallness of them means you can eat several.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, divided, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar.
Instructions: In large mixing bowl, cream butter and 2/3 cup granulated sugar together thoroughly. Add egg yolk, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating well.
Shape dough on waxed paper into a 12x 1 1/2 inch roll. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 1 hour (popping it in the freezer cuts this time in half, or less).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine nuts and the 3 tablespoons sugar. Brush chilled dough with reserved egg white and roll in almond mixture, pressing nuts in firmly. Cut into 1/4-inch slices and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven 7-10 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen cookie slices.
"Better Homes and Gardens Gifts from Your Kitchen", Meredith Corporation, USA, 1976.