Blueberry bear claws

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 tablespoons Sugar, divided
¼ cup Butter
¼ cup Almond paste
1 cup Vanilla wafers, crushed
1 tablespoon Milk
1 pack 16oz. hot roll mix
1¼ cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 \N Egg, beaten
\N \N Lemon icing
\N \N Sliced almonds(optional)

cream 4 tablespoons sugar, butter, and almond paste until thorouhgly mixed. gradually add cookie crumbs, mix well. add milk to moisten and set aside. add remaining sugar to roll mix and prepare dough according to package directions. let rest 5 min. roll in 24 x 8 inch rectangle. spread with almond paste, cover evenly with blueberries.

starting on long side, roll up, seal and cut into 8 3-inch pieces.

make 4 evenly spaced slashes part way through each piece, bend into a curve so slashes open slightly. place on greased sheet pans and let rise until doubled. brush with beaten egg. bake at 400 degrees 15-20 min. or until lightly browned. drizzle with lemon icing. garnish with sliced almonds.

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