Tuesday, December 13, 2011

noseprint cookies :: a recipe

1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 seedless jam
preheat oven to 350 degrees.

cream butter and sugar together. mix in salt, almond extract and egg.  add flour and mix until a ball of dough forms. roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. 
make a "noseprint" in the center of each ball.

 {if you happen to have a cute human button nose rather than a long pointy troll nose please use the end of a wooden spoon}

bake 10 minutes, then let cookies cool completely. read stories about naughty christmas trolls to pass the time. fill in each noseprint with jam and serve with tea.

tasty variation :: this is my personal favorite
omit the almond extract and add 1/4 tsp lemon extract instead and fill your noseprint cookies with lemon curd. yum!

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