Friday, December 28, 2012

Foodie Fridays: Almond Diamond Cookies

From Dairy Goodness

For this last Friday of the year I have selected a recipe in honor of my beloved dog Diamond.  Almond Diamond Cookies are rich, delicious, and easy, as well as attractive, so they are also a perfect holiday choice, great for serving or giving as gifts.  Be sure to bake up a batch of these delightful sweets for your loved ones before year's end!

Almond Diamond Cookies

2 C. butter, softened
1 C. brown sugar
1 T. finely grated orange peel
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
4 C. flour
2 T. milk
1 C. sliced almonds
2 T. sugar

Combine the first five ingredients until fluffy.  Stir in the flour half a cup at a time until well combined.  Press the dough evenly into a buttered 15x10-inch rimmed baking sheet.  Brush evenly with milk.  Sprinkle with the almonds and press them lightly into the dough.  Sprinkle evenly with the 2 T. sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned.  Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.  Starting in one corner, slice into bars.  Rotate the pan and slice again starting at the opposite corner to make diamond shapes.  Let cool in the pan on a rack.  Makes 60 cookies.

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