Almond Butter Cutouts“Ground almonds spread festive flavor throughout these cutouts,” remarks field editor Edie DeSpain of Logan,…
Almond Butter Cutouts
1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup ground almonds Colored sugar and frosting, optional
In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Beat in egg yolks and extract.
Combine flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Stir in ground almonds.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 3/8-in.
Cut with cookie cutters; 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.
Nutrition Facts 2 each:
- 166 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.