Just before noon today, I received a text from my friend Laura asking if I was home. She was in the driveway! I opened the door to see her standing there with a pink box. A cookie box. My favorite kind of box!
As previously stated, I am not a baker but she most definitely is. I asked her if she wanted to guest blog the recipe for these great cookies. She was hesitant at first. These recipes are near and dear to her heart. Sharing a good family recipe is not that simple.
“The magic is in your hands”, I told her, “not in the written word. Sharing the recipe does not share you, just the mechanics of the process!”
So, the recipe below is in Laura’s words as my guest blogger tonight. Enjoy!
What you need for the cookies:
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 ° Mix all ingredients. On a lightly floured cookie sheet, take a scoop of dough and roll out into a long log about 1/2 thick.
Cut long roll into 5″ section, bring ends together and twist twice.
Place on cookie sheet. Bake for 6-10 minutes. Mine took about 8 min.
Cool the cookies.
Make your icing.
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 tsp. Almond extract
Put colored sprinkles on frosted cookies. Let dry for a good 1/2 half hour. Enjoy these delicious cookies with a cup of coffee or a nice glass of red wine!
These were spectacular. And no chocolate so I did not break my Lenten sacrifice!
Special thanks to Laura at Bella Sera’s HomeMade Baked Goods. (if you cannot bake like me, Laura takes orders!) Just reply or messenger me for details.