Sunday, December 21, 2014
JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS (MORMON) CHURCH - HOLIDAY BUTTONS
JEAN'S HOLIDAY BUTTONS
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups chocolate-hazelnut spread, divided
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
Decors or decorating sugar
Beat butter, 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl with mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add egg and almond extract, beat until well blended. Combine flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to butter mixture, beating after each addition. Divide dough into four pieces shape each piece into 7-inch log. Wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or until firm.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Cut dough into 3/8 inch thick slices; place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Poke four holes in each slice with toothpick or straw.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cook completely.
Spread 1 teaspoon chocolate-hazelnut spread on flat sides of half of cookies; top with remaining cookies. Roll sides of sandwich cookies in decors.