Almond butter cutouts

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter; no substitutes
1 cup Sugar
2 \N Egg yolks
1 teaspoon Almond extract
2 cups All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Baking powder
1 cup Ground almonds
\N \N Colored sugar and frosting; optional

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks and extract.

Combine flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture.

Stir in almonds. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to ⅜-inch thickness. Cut with cookiecutters; place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 375° for 10-13 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks. Frost if desired.

Recipe by: Taste of Home - December/January 1998 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #933 by The Taillons <taillon@...> on Nov 29, 1997

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