Tuesday, December 14, 2010

~~Terrific Tuesday! With Recipes~~

Butter Almond Cookies Recipe

Butter Almond Cookies


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 cups Quick Cookie Mix 
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, 5 tablespoons butter and egg yolk until smooth. Add cookie mix and mix well.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead 15-20 times or until smooth. Roll into a 12-in. square. Spread remaining butter to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  • Combine sugar and extract; sprinkle over half of the dough. Fold dough over sugar mixture; pinch edges to seal. Brush top with egg white; sprinkle with almonds.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Transfer to a cutting board. Cut widthwise with a serrated knife into 1/2-in. slices; cut each slice in half lengthwise. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.

Toffee Triangles Recipe

Toffee Triangles


  • 2 cups Quick Cookie Mix 
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts, chopped


  • In a large bowl, beat the cookie mix, brown sugar, butter and vanilla until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg and mix well.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand for 5 minutes. Spread chocolate over bars. Sprinkle with nuts. Let stand until chocolate is set. Cut into squares, then cut in half to form triangles. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 dozen.

Quick Cookie Mix


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, salt and baking powder until blended. Gradually add flour and mix just until crumbly. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

It's cookie baking day at our home.  Getting ready to assemble treats to pass to our neighbors, landlord and a couple friends.  I found a neat cookie dough recipe in the new Quick Cooking Magazine.  I've been playing with it most of the day.  Keep it chilled between batches.  It spreads a bit.  I also couldn't get my results to like the magazine pictures.

The next picture is our ingredient station.

Pictured: Drizzled Peppermint Oreos, Turtle Candies, Butter Almond Cookies and Chex Party Mix in the background in the zip bags.

Tomorrow I think we'll make Peanut Butter Bars, Kit Kat Bars, German Chocolate Bars and Cashew Brittle.

Thursday my friend Sharon is coming over for a gingerbread men cookie baking lesson.  She is bringing baby Anastasia with her.  I may make her do all the work while I hold the baby!


  1. I wish I was your neighbor. :) They all look so yum!

  2. Those look wonderful!  I like making cookie boxes/trays, too.  This year I'm afraid it's not going to happen, but I will be making a copy of your recipes to add to my collection!

  3. Those all look so good! I haven't quite been in the mood to bake yet, but I think you may have just put me there!

  4. beautiful cookies! I made several batches of Ch. cookies but we took most of them to my parents.  Yours make me realize I need to bake more!   happy baking to you and your helpers.

  5. Yummy. You must post the peanut butter bars recipe for me!

  6. OH yea, I am totally wishing I was your neighbor!!!! My neighbors have never done anything like that! 

  7. @betheelou - Thank You so much. I saved it to my favorites. I'll let you know when I try them :)