My call for Christmas cookie recipes from several weeks ago is starting to bear some fruit. One faithful reader has submitted several recipes, and I think I will definitely try the following:
2 1/2 cups flour; 3/4 cup granulated sugar; 1 cup butter, softened; 1 teaspoon almond extract; 2 teaspoons vanilla; chopped nuts; jam
Use an electric mixer and beat the butter at medium speed until creamy. Then add sugar, flour, vanilla, and almond extract, blending well. Chill the dough for 2 1/2 hours; then form it into small balls and roll them in the nuts. Place the balls on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Make an indentation with your thumb and fill it with jam. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes until firm and light brown on the bottom.
These sound pretty tasty. Thanks for the recipe, Mom! Let’s keep those Christmas cookie recipes coming!