Friday, December 12, 2008

Cookies for Tea

I love a cookie dough that can be made, put in the refrigerator and baked off later. It makes things a lot easier. Addison has late start at his school on Wednesday mornings. It has been a great time to get some Christmas baking in.


This week we made Tea Cookies. They are not chocolate, but I still love them.
Tea Cookies:
2 sticks of butter, softened
2 tsp almond extract
2/3 C. brown sugar
2 egg yolks (save the egg whites)
2 2/3 C. flour
dash salt
Mix all ingredients together. Dough can be refrigerated and cookies made later. Roll into small balls, place on cookie sheets, press with thumb and brush with egg whites. Fill thumbprint with strawberry jam, and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. This recipe makes about three dozen cookies.
Of course they are yummy with tea!

17 comments:

APA said...

Those look delicious & simple enough that I could make them and cut the recipe in half for just two of us. I wonder how they would taste made from wheat or white whole wheat flour? Uhm. I like the strawberry for a little change from chocolate. Thank you for the recipe...and the pretty presentation, too!

lucky knitter said...

Mmmm... I want to go make those cookies right now. They look delicious.

QuiltedSimple said...

Those look so yummy - and are my kind of cookie - quick, easy, but I can spread it out over a couple of days if life gets in teh way! Yummy.....
Kris

TD wool design said...

i like that you love them even though they aren't chocolate :)
thanks for sharing. may be added to our cookie giving!

Steph said...

Oh, yeah!!! Anything for tea is good with me!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Delightful! I think a thumbprint cookie makes a perfect companion to tea ~ and was thinking about these just the other day :)

Renee said...

They look and sound delicious! I'm going to give this recipe a try this weekend. I love thumb print cookies with raspberry jam.

Meagan said...
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Meagan said...

Oh dear, don't know what I did with my last comment! Here it is again! They look just delish. I have been in the mood for almond lately, I had to add some to my Sunday pancake batter-can't wait to try these! I love your new background color, sexy and fresh!

THE BURT FAMILY said...

thanks for the compliment about the tree. the kids actually don't get into them. they are gifts for other people and not them so they don't care too much. our house is so small that i dont have any other room to put them anyway. hope you all have a super holiday! Taking the kids to see santa? We are headed there tomorrow...im hoping that it will be a tear-free afternoon with the little one. take care! Jody

tiennie said...

Tea and cookies - yummy!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

I was hoping to get some baking in next week and these will be on my list for sure! Mmmmmm!

Gretchen said...

sounds very yummy, gonna give them a try!

Jessica said...

I'm planning on making up my Christmas cookies during this week. I'm going to try to make these...I have tons of raspberry jam downstairs from my berry-picking days this past summer.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

these look delicious and i love the idea of making and then baking later. How long can they survive in the fridge unbaked? If you get a spare minute could you weigh out the butter for me, we dont buy it in 'sticks'. x

a friend to knit with said...

YUMM!
i wish i could have one right now. with my coffee!

KnitPastis said...

These look beautiful and yummy. Gotta have a tea cookie with my tea. It's on my list! Thanks for the recipe.