Yummy little almond sandwich cookies

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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I got this recipe off my Pillsbury calendar and fell in love with it instantly! I think they are so pretty and delicious and perfect for Easter! By the way, you can color the filling any color you want or do several different colors but I really like the pink :)

What you'll need:

For cookies:
  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 Tbl sugar
For filling:
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 drop red food coloring or whatever color you desire
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour and almond extract until well blended. Shape dough into 180 (1/2") balls. Place balls 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press bottom of glass dipped into sugar on each ball until 1/4" thick. Prick top of each with a fork. Bake 6 - 8 minutes until set but not brown. Cool 1 minute on pan and then remove to a wire rack and cool completely, about 15 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy. Spread about 1 teaspoon filling on bottoms of half the cookies. Top each with another cookie and press down gently. Store in refrigerator. Makes 7 1/2 dozen cookies.

Cost:
cookie dough - $2.25
all purpose flour - $1.25
almond extract - $1.96
sugar - $2.42
powdered sugar - $1.67
butter - $2.38
milk - $1.78
Total - $4.28

4 of my favorite chefs had this to say....:

Mary said...

What a fast and wonderfully simple way to make special cookies. These look really good. I've bookmarked this page. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joni said...

These are so cute and sound so easy to make.

Beth said...

Those are so pretty, Kathy! They sound good too! Thank you for sharing this easy and economical recipe.
Blessings - Beth

Julie said...

Aw these are just so cute...bookmarking!

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