These are one of those cookies that disappear before you can say Jack Robinson! Very easy to make, non-demanding or challenging, & above all, full of taste! Great cut-out cookies! Perfect hearts for Valentines!
Nutty, Buttery & Crisp…goodness in every bite!
I made hearts & flowers since I love the flowers too, but you can make an assortment of graduated hears if you like…or heart cut-outs in larger cookies! These are cookies I make just at the whim of it. Not involved or bothersome, these are nutty ‘n’ buttery … a treat to have. I practically took under an hour to make these; some for a friend, & between the DH, the kids & their friends, the rest vanished! Boxed some for a friend with a quick card on top…
Butter – 100gms
Castor Sugar – 5 tbsps / ground in coffee grinder
Flour – 1 1/2 cups
Almonds – 1/2 cup / ground in coffeee grinder with skins on
Almond Essence – 1 tsp
Extra castor sugar for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
Beat the butter & almond essence with 5 tbsps of castor sugar. ( I do it by hand).
Mix in the flour & ground almonds together to make a firm dough.
Chill for 30 minutes if the dough is soft.
Roll out to 1/8″ thickness & cut out desired shapes. Sift castor sugar lightly on top.
Bake for 12-15 minutes till golden brown.
Leave on cookie sheets for a minute & then cool on racks.
Drizzle with melted dark chocolate.
Store in an airtight container. These keep for upto 2 weeks.
Note: Makes about 2- 21/2 dozen cookies.
How deep is your love?
Pooja read this somewhere…” Spend your life such a way , so that when you get old you will have nice memories to cherish about “ & says, “Let us try to add one more such memorable day to our life and share here with others”. Onto building memories, this one is off to Pooja’s at ‘My Creative Ideas’ for her Valentine’s event.