The Queen’s Kitchen


Belgian Christmas Cookies December 12, 2006

Filed under: Dessert — Carrie @ 2:38 pm


2/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped blanched almonds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons red decorator sugar
2 teaspoons green decorator sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Cream butter with extract; add brown sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together; add in thirds to creamed mixture, mixing until blended after each addition.

Turn into a greased (or parchment lined) cookie sheet and spread evenly to edges (I can never seem to make it go all the way to the edge).

Sprinkle a mixture of almonds and cinnamon over batter, then sprinkle with a mixture of red and green sugars.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Cut into bars while still warm.


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