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Friday, May 18, 2012



Almond Pillows. Enough said! If you love and almond and you love cookies then this is the best of both worlds!! I just paired this basic cookie dough recipe with my own filling, and it turned out fabulous! Enjoy :D



Cookie Dough:
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. almond extract

Directions: Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside. In mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beat until well mixed. Reduce to low speed and gradually add flour mixture just until blended.

Almond Filling:
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
1 cup water
3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup slivered almonds
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 to 1 tsp. salt

Directions: Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour, water and powdered sugar. Bring to a boil, boil and stir until smooth and creamy. Reduce heat. Add almonds, extract, and salt.

Heat oven at 350 degrees. Roll dough into balls and press onto ungreased cookie sheet. Dallop filling onto each cookie, cover and seal remaining dough over each cookie. bake for 9-14 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Make 4 dozen.