Buttery Almond Swirl Cookies

14 Apr

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These cookies are the most amazingly crumbly and buttery cookies you’ll ever have. They are literally out of this world and so easy to make. No fancy recipe and they look super pretty just to top it off. This cookie is the perfect base to showcase a simple flavor such as almond but if you want, the almond essence can be substituted by another flavor such as vanilla or lemon. The top can be decorated with a range or fruits, nuts or even sprinkles. These would be a good cookie to serve alongside a dessert such as panna cotta and are extremely moreish so be warned! 😀

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Buttery Almond Swirl Cookies (Makes about 10)

115g butter, softened

1/4 cup caster sugar

1 egg yolk

1/2tsp almond essence

1 cup plain flour

1/4tsp baking powder

A pinch of salt

Whole almonds, to decorate the top

  • Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°f and grease and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg yolk and almond essence until combined.
  • Add in flour, baking powder and salt and beat gently until just forming a dough.
  • Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe about 10 cookies onto the prepared tray about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Alternatively you can just shape the dough into small balls, place on the tray and flatten gently.
  • Place an almond on top of each cookie and bake in the oven for 8-10mins until lightly golden around the edge.
  • Remove and let cool on the tray.

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