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The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies – Day 10

November 24, 2009

In case you missed it, Julie, of Booking Mama, and I were inspired by The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman, so we’re hosting a virtual cookie swap.  We’ll post twelve cookie recipes (six each, since we’re alternating days) and we hope you’ll  share a recipe with us on November 27. Yesterday, Julie posted a great recipe for coconut biscotti.

I got this recipe from a dear friend in Auburn.  These cookies are so popular, she made them for every occasion and would always send a batch to my mother whenever she knew I was going for a visit.

Raspberry almond cookies

2/3 cup sugar

1 cup butter (I use half unsalted butter, half margarine)

½ teaspoon almond extract

Mix together – add 2 cups flour – then mix again.

Roll dough into a log.  Cut and roll into balls.  Put on cookie sheet and indent.  Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.  Fill indentations with seedless raspberry jam.  (Stir jam first.)

Drizzle:

½ cup confectioners sugar

½ teaspoon almond extract

2/3 teaspoon water

Add water gradually, until you get the right consistency.  Drizzle once cookies have cooled.

Be sure to check Julie’s blog tomorrow for Day 11 – I’m sure she’ll have another yummy recipe featured.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2009 6:32 am

    The cookies look so delicious. This cookie event has me craving for sweets every day 🙂

  2. November 24, 2009 7:24 am

    Those look so good. They look like they would be a bit labor intensive though.

  3. November 24, 2009 7:26 am

    This sounds like a cookie that I’d love! They are absolutely gorgeous!

  4. November 24, 2009 8:29 am

    I’m thinking they’d melt in my mouth. I plan to test the theory 😀

  5. November 24, 2009 10:29 am

    I’ve copied this one off for future use. I love raspberry anything but this one sounds special.

  6. November 24, 2009 11:05 am

    Raspberry and almond are a couple of my favorite flavors so I think I will give these a shot! Thanks for the recipe Kathy.

  7. November 24, 2009 11:19 am

    These look wonderful – they sound similar to rugalah.

  8. November 24, 2009 11:27 am

    I wonder if this would work with vanilla extract as well. Hmm, sounds like its time for experimenting.

  9. November 24, 2009 12:11 pm

    All these cookie recipes are making my mouth water!!

  10. November 24, 2009 1:54 pm

    I like the look of the raspberry in the middle.

  11. November 24, 2009 4:44 pm

    darn, another great cookie.
    post some I hate, or I will be forced to make them all and that could be very bad. 😉

  12. November 24, 2009 7:55 pm

    This look and seem so good. Email me a cookie please…LOL

  13. stacybuckeye permalink
    November 25, 2009 1:31 pm

    I must make these when I get back from our Thanksgiving trip. I’m drooling here!

  14. November 25, 2009 3:24 pm

    Another great recipe Kathy.

    Curious I guess you can use any kind of jam?

    I think Michael would emjoy making these.

  15. November 26, 2009 10:31 am

    Wow — these look great too!

  16. December 3, 2009 4:02 pm

    I think I have this same recipe – if not I have one very close to it. It’s one of my very very favorite cookies!

  17. Eileen permalink
    December 5, 2011 4:10 pm

    no eggs in the raspberry almond cookies…I will make them for my cookie exchange this week.

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