Wednesday, November 17, 2010

International Cookie Party III

Welcome to Applejack Lane.  I am happy to share one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes today.  I use this recipe quite often to serve at my Holiday Open Houses and summer Lemonade on the Lawn.

Raspberry Crowns
1 cup butter, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, separated
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely ground blanched almonds
raspberry jam

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed  with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well.
Add egg yolk and almond extract, mixing well; gradually stir in flour.  Cover; chill at least one hour.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; dip tops of balls in lightly beaten egg white, and then in almonds.  Make a round indention the center of each cookie.  Using a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, place raspberry jam into each indention of the ball.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 13 1/2 to 14 minutes.  Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yields  about 4 to 4 1/2 dozen cookies. 
I am joining Johanna at Silber+Rosen for today's party.


Johanna said...

Hello Joan,
oh, your cookie looks fantastic in the Christmas frame. So cute! I can imagine that they are really soft and delicious. And with the round red center the are perfect for Christmas. Great recipe. Thank you so much for joining in.
Greetings, Johanna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! I'd love one (or three) of these right now:@)

dana said...

I just spent several minutes catching up on your wonderful blog. OMG....those cookies (on this post) are awesome. And I think I recall the Hooty Cookie recipe from last year! I am going to copy both of them right this minute!! I loved the pasta recipe you shared, too. I know you are busy at the shop....wish I could've visited your open house!!! I know it was a great one.

I can't believe it's nearly TGiving and Christmas is soon to follow!! While I make and sell seasonal decoratives and have been dealing with HW and Christmas since August....I'm still not ready for that time to be HERE!! eeeek! I've gotta get really and cooking.

Hope you and yours have a splendid Holiday with joy and laughter all around!!