In my original blog I just intermingled the recipes I mentioned in the blog. Many found this hard to follow. So in an effort to make the blogs more user friendly I am posting all the recipes and how to's for all the blogs here. I hope you like this new format. -Jan `

Sunday, June 10, 2012


* Exported from MasterCook *
            Almond Shortbread Cookies

Serving Size  : 8     Preparation Time :0:30
Categories    : Cookies 

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation
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  6      tablespoons  butter, unsalted -- chilled, cut into 8 pieces

1/4      cup       brown sugar -- packed

3/4      teaspoon   vanilla extract

  1      pinch      salt

3/4      cup        flour, all-purpose

  1      tablespoon  cornstarch

 1/4     cup         almonds -- sliced 

Preheat oven 375 F. 
Place 9 inch diameter metal pie pan in freezer to chill. 

Combine butter, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in processor.  Blend until smooth, about 20 seconds. 

Add flour and cornstarch.  Pulse until dough clumps together. 

Press dough into bottom of chilled pie pan. 

Sprinkle almonds on top and press lightly into dough. 

Freeze until chilled, about 5 minutes 

Bake shortbread until edges are golden brown, about 22 minutes. 

Place on cooling rack. 

cut warm shortbread into 8 wedges.  

Cool completely in pan. 

Cover and store at room temperature. 


  "A tender butter cookie"

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 167 Calories; 11g Fat (58.7% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 23mg Cholesterol; 20mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates. 

Serving Ideas : Serve with fresh seasonal or frozen fruit. 

NOTES : Can be prepared 1 day ahead

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