Reposting another classic from our home to yours... for 2016
Another traditional favorite of our household; especially my oldest daughter. A rounded little cookie with a yummy surprise in the center; almond paste! Think; marzipan. I love anything almond so of course these are a favorite of mine as well. In the past I've dipped them in red, green and left white. This year I did just dark green, with candy sprinkles and a drizzle of glitter icing.
Gateau Bon Bons
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c butter, soft
1/3 c powdered sugar
2 T milk
1 t vanilla
4 oz. almond paste
1 c powdered sugar
1/2 t almond extract
drops of food color to make yellow, green, blue, purple or pink
4 t milk - mix all until blended smooth
Heat oven to 375. Beat flour, butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla on medium until mixed well. Slice almond paste into 1/2 inch slices and then cut each slice into fourths. Shape one inch balls of dough around each bit of almond paste. Roll into a nice ball shape. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until they are set and the bottom is just starting to get golden. Remove to a rack and cool completely. Dip the tops of the cooled cookie into the almond glaze. Let set to harden or sprinkle decorator sprinkles or sugar on top if you wish when the icing is still wet.
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