Key Project

More Baking: Keys 797 – 833

My (cook)kie baking adventure continued. I made quite a few of those delicious cream cheese spritz cookies…64 to be exact (well, there were more but I ate some of them before they were finished).

After that I made my husband’s very favourite Swedish Almond Cookies. An Allen Christmas tradition. 

Here’s that recipe:

Swedish Almond Cookies

Cream 3/4 c butter 

             3/4 c sugar

Add 1 egg

        1/3 c ground almonds 

         1/4 tsp almond extract 

Blend well

Stir in 2 1/2 c sifted all purpose flour, mixing thoroughly 

Roll dough slightly less than 1/8 inch thick on floured board 

Cut into cookies using 2 1/2 inch scalloped cutter

Place cookies on ungreased sheet

Bake 350 degrees for 7 1/2 minutes or until lightly browned 

Filling: 

Cream 1/4 c butter until soft

Add dash salt

Add egg yolk

         1/4 tsp almond extract 

Blend well

Alternately add in 1/4 c raspberry jam with 2 cups icing sugar

Spread filling over 1/2 of cookies and top with other half

Melt 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and drizzle over cookies

Garnish with toasted almonds. 

I usually double everything but the filling (I end up with enough filling to freeze some for more cookies on another day). I’ve never managed to roll the dough less than an 1/8 inch thick so my cookies are on the thicker side. 

I only made seven of these cookies into keys. Sadly I dropped Key 832 on the floor. I put it back together and counted it anyway. 

Here are some pictures:

Keys 797, 798, 799
Keys 797, 798, 799
Key 800
Key 800
Key 801
Key 801
Keys 802, 803
Keys 802, 803
Key 801
Key 801
Keys 807, 808, 809, 810
Keys 807, 808, 809, 810
Keys 811, 812, 813, 814
Keys 811, 812, 813, 814
Keys 815, 816, 817, 818
Keys 815, 816, 817, 818
Keys 819, 820, 821
Keys 819, 820, 821
Keys 822, 823, 824
Keys 822, 823, 824
Keys 825, 826
Keys 825, 826
Keys 827, 828, 829
Keys 827, 828, 829
Keys 830, 831
Keys 830, 831
Key 832
Key 832
Key 833
Key 833

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