• Valentine's Cookies - 39

    From Dave Drum@1:2320/105 to All on Mon Feb 12 16:44:00 2024
    MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06

    Title: Cherry Pinwheel Cookies
    Categories: Cookies, Nuts, Fruits0
    Yield: 60 servings

    3/4 c Butter; softened
    1 c Sugar
    1 lg Egg; room temp
    1 ts Vanilla extract
    2 c A-P flour
    1/2 ts Baking powder
    1/4 ts Salt
    2 ts Cherry extract or cherry
    Red paste food coloring
    1/4 c Ground almonds
    Coarse sugar

    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and
    fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another
    bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually
    beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.

    Divide dough in half. Add cherry extract to 1 half and
    tint red. Knead almonds into remaining half. Wrap each
    half; refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm enough
    to roll.

    On a baking sheet, roll each portion between 2 sheets of
    waxed paper into a 15" X 8" rectangle. Refrigerate 30

    Remove waxed paper. Place almond rectangle on top of
    cherry rectangle. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style,
    starting with a long side. Roll in coarse sugar; wrap
    securely. Refrigerate 2 hours or until roll is firm.

    Set oven @ 375-|F/190-|C.

    Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/4" slices. Place
    2" apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or
    until set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool
    completely. Store in airtight containers.

    Jenn Reagan, Maple Valley, Washington

    Makes: about 5 dozen

    RECIPE FROM: https://www.tasteofhome.com

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