Ground almonds provide the rich flavor base for these delectable cookies, perfect for a tea party or dessert tray.
January 26, 2011
cup butter, softened
cup ground almonds (use spice grinder to grind into powder form)
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground nutmeg
cup powdered sugar
Heat oven to 325°F.
In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and ground almonds with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. In another bowl, stir together flour and salt. With electric mixer on low speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture.
Shape dough into tablespoon-size balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until the bottoms have browned (the tops of the cookies will remain a light color.) Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Mix cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered sugar. Dip tops of cookies into mixture.
"This recipe originates from Cousin Donna in New Jersey. Well, not *my* cousin Donna, but my good friend Sue Ann's. When we first moved into this neighborhood, we used to have a yearly cookie exchange with the gals: bring 6 dozen of your favorite cookies, go home with 6 dozen different cookies. This was one that Sue Ann brought, and I fell in love with it. By the end of the evening, there were only 4 cookies left to bring home. That first cookie exchange was 7 years ago, and I've been making these cookies every year since. (And if you must know, the cookie that I brought at the first cookie exchange, was horrid almond brittle gone wrong, packaged in a nice tin. We used it as a doorstop for many years.)" - Jaden Hair
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 3 1/2g,
- 3 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cousin Donna's Almond Cookies