Monday, July 7, 2008

Bowl of Berries Cookies

I found this recipe in a cookie bake-off cookbook from the 70's or 80's a million years ago. They are basically a flavored shortbread cookie. They even taste like strawberry and I promise they aren't very hard to make (if a three and five year old can do it, so can you)! These are a show-stopper at bake sales or cookie exchanges.

Bowl of Berries Cookies

1/4 c water
3-5 drops green food coloring
1/2 of a 2-oz package slivered blanched almonds

1 c butter or margarine (everything's better with butter though!)
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 of a 3-oz package strawberry-flavored gelatin
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
2 c all-pupose flour
Red-colored sugar
Green-colored sugar

1. To make stems, mix water and green food color in a shallow bowl. Add almonds. Allow to soak and absorb color, stirring several times.

2. To make cookies, beat butter, powdered sugar, gelatin, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy. On low speed, gradually beat in flour. Chill 30 minutes.

3. Drain almonds on several layers of paper towels. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

4. Form dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Taper one end of each to make a strawberry shape. Dip the wider end into the green sugar and then roll tapered end in red sugar. Insert an almond stem in wide end of each berry. Place one inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 11-12 minutes until set, but not browned. Cool on wire racks. Makes approximately 36 cookies

Aren't they cute?

What the heck??

Where did they all go? hmmmmmmmmm....


1 comment:

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Yum, I can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.