Tea and Cookies for Valentines Day

We invited the moms to visit and enjoy some of the cookies we made earlier in the week.

marzipan cookies

This is the recipe we used:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp almond extract
  • food coloring

Cream butter and sugar. Stir in flour and almond extract until mixture looks like meal. Divide the dough and knead in the food coloring before making shapes of little apples, oranges, pea pods and bananas. Use whole cloves and pieces of cinnamon stick to make stems. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and chill for 1/2 hour before baking. Heat oven to 300°F and bake for 30 minutes or until set but not browned.