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Almond Butter Blossom Cookies

Recipe by Executive Chef John McConnell

Our Almond Butter Blossom Cookies are a spin on the traditional holiday peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss candy in it… ours has delicious almond flavor and a gorgeous look perfect for any holiday cookie platter or cookie exchange.

Ingredients:
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
4 ounces (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
½ cup smooth almond butter
½ cup granulated sugar, plus additional for rolling
½ cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 Tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
Clif Family Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds (1 per cookie)

Method:
Sift together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, almond butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and light brown sugar. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extracts; beat until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing thoroughly. If dough is very soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray, oil or line a cookie sheet with parchment and set aside. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Roll cookies in sugar and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake until develops some golden brown color and puffed, about 8 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and lightly press a chocolate almond into center of each cookie, allowing it to crack slightly. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 4 dozen 2 inch cookies.

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Visit us at our Clif Family tasting room, a unique place where the passions of cycling, wine and food are celebrated and blended. Here you can taste our Clif Family Wines, enjoy food and wine pairing experiences, grab an espresso drink, or saddle-up for a wine country cycling adventure. Contact us at 707-968-0625 to book your reservation.

Dec 4, 2018