Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Imperial Cookies

Decorate cookies with jimmies, little edible silver balls or nuts.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs, well beaten
5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
raspberry jam
4 cups powdered sugar
½ cup milk
decorations of choice

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat the butter, margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add almond extracts and eggs. Stir in flour 1 cup at a time. If necessary, add a little water to make a soft cookie dough. Roll out as thin as possible and cut into circles. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until a light cream color. Cool. Sandwich two cookies together with some raspberry jam. Ice and decorate. To make the icing: Combine powdered sugar and add about ½ cup milk.

Ashling from Massachusetts says: To die for!

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