I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Stuffed Butter Cookies

In the homestretch now. Wrapping is done. Baking is done. (Well almost done...you can never have too much baking amiright!)

2 tbsps chopped chocolate chips or minis
1 tbsp chopped dried cranberries
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/3 cup sugar
pinch cinnamon
1  1/2 tsps water

2 cups flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsps sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter
2 tbsps milk
1 tbsp water

Mix chocolate chips, cranberries, ground almonds, sugar, cinnamon and water together using the back of the spoon, pressing against the side of the bowl to combine. Set aside.

Add flour, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, butter, milk and water to a food processor and pulse to form a ball.

Take the dough and roll it into an 18" log. Cut into 1/2" pieces.

Roll each piece in your hands to form and ball then make an indentation in the center and fill with choco/cranberry mixture.

Pinch closed and gently roll in your hands to seal. Place seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes and cool completely.

Roll in icing sugar and store in a cookie tin.

Makes 36

Oopsie, ate one....35 ; )

Adapted from: http://evilshenanigans.com/2009/04/almond-and-chocolate-filled-butter-cookies/

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