More Baking: Keys 797 - 833

More Baking: Keys 797 - 833

My (cook)kie baking adventure continued. I made quite a few of those delicious cream cheese spritz cookies...64 to be exact (well, there were more but I ate some of them before they were finished).

After that I made my husband's very favourite Swedish Almond Cookies. An Allen Christmas tradition. 

Here's that recipe:

Swedish Almond Cookies

Cream 3/4 c butter 

             3/4 c sugar

Add 1 egg

        1/3 c ground almonds 

         1/4 tsp almond extract 

Blend well

Stir in 2 1/2 c sifted all purpose flour, mixing thoroughly 

Roll dough slightly less than 1/8 inch thick on floured board 

Cut into cookies using 2 1/2 inch scalloped cutter

Place cookies on ungreased sheet

Bake 350 degrees for 7 1/2 minutes or until lightly browned 

Filling: 

Cream 1/4 c butter until soft

Add dash salt

Add egg yolk

         1/4 tsp almond extract 

Blend well

Alternately add in 1/4 c raspberry jam with 2 cups icing sugar

Spread filling over 1/2 of cookies and top with other half

Melt 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and drizzle over cookies

Garnish with toasted almonds. 

I usually double everything but the filling (I end up with enough filling to freeze some for more cookies on another day). I've never managed to roll the dough less than an 1/8 inch thick so my cookies are on the thicker side. 

I only made seven of these cookies into keys. Sadly I dropped Key 832 on the floor. I put it back together and counted it anyway. 

Here are some pictures:

Keys 797, 798, 799

Key 800

Key 801

Keys 802, 803

Key 801

Keys 807, 808, 809, 810

Keys 811, 812, 813, 814

Keys 815, 816, 817, 818

Keys 819, 820, 821

Keys 822, 823, 824

Keys 825, 826

Keys 827, 828, 829

Keys 830, 831

Key 832

Key 833

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Template 2: Keys 834 - 835 - What Will Be Will Be

Template 2: Keys 834 - 835 - What Will Be Will Be

Christmas (Cook)Keys 761 - 796

Christmas (Cook)Keys 761 - 796