Valentine Butter and Almond Cookies

Valentine Butter and Almond Cookies

Let your baking do the talking on Valentine's Day with butter and almond cut-out cookies shaped perfectly to say I <3 U.

YIELDS

2 dozen sandwich cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely ground blanched almonds
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • additional Domino® Confectioners Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

Beat confectioners' sugar and butter together in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract; beat well, scraping down the sides of the bowl often. Gradually add flour to sugar mixture and beat until well mixed. Stir in ground almonds. Cover and refrigerate dough 1 hour until firm.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

On well floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Cut out small heart shape in center of half the cookies. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Cool completely.

Spread cookies without heart cut-outs with 1 teaspoon preserves each. Top with heart cut-out cookies. Press together lightly. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.