Recipe by McCormick®
"These simple, but heavenly, almond butter cookies are traditional Puerto Rican Christmas cookies they are as common and popular as chocolate chip cookies are in the States. They make wonderful Christmas gifts that everyone will enjoy!"
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2 1/4 cups
McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons
McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
maraschino cherries, each cut into 8 pieces
These are really tasty! I added some slivered almonds and I didn't have any shortening on hand so used 2 sticks of butter. I also rolled them in a little sugar before cooking. turned out great! :)
Edited to add I'm made three dozen for a cookie exchange and they were a hit!
THESE were a giant hit! I needed a quick but charming cookie to add some color to the peanut butter blossoms and chocolate peppermint chunk cookies I'd already made. Found these on a whim, and they outshone EVERY other kind! I also added almond slivers but on TOP of the cookies. DEFINITELY a good idea as the almonds took on a roasted flavor after baking. Seriously one of my new favorites.
Followed exactly except I didn't have any cherries; which is fine because I really just wanted a shortbread cookie. These were delicious!! I will make them again.
Results tasted a little on the bland side. However, the recipe is easy and quick to do.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
McCormick(R) Almond Shortbread Cookies
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 87
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