Wednesday, November 26, 2008

AndreAnna's Almond Cream Cheese Cakesters

This was my very first recipe that I came up with solely on my own. I didn't copy or improvise. I decided what I wanted and made it. And it worked, so yay! They are cakier than cookies but cookier than cake. Hope that made sense. These are a great light holiday desert, perfect with coffee/tea.

What you need:
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 tube (7 0z) of almond paste
1 c. white sugar
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 c. sliced almonds

What you do:
-Preheat oven to 350.
-In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
-In a separate bowl (I use my Kitchen Aid for this) beat butter, almond paste, and sugar until well-blended.
-Add in 2 eggs and beat.
-Add in cream cheese and beat together until light and fluffy
-Add in bowl of dry ingredients and beat until blended.
-Put batter in fridge for at least an hour to firm up. Otherwise, rolling into balls s very difficult.
-Once chilled, roll batter into small balls and smush one end into a plate of almond slivers. Please almond-side up on cookie sheet.


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-Bake for 15-18 minutes or until starting to brown on the egdes.
-Enjoy!

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3 comments:

catnip said...

Those look just lovely! I wish I had all the ingredients to make them tomorrow - maybe I'll make them for Christmas.

ps. I'm very glad you're back!

CassJustCurious said...

These are fantastic. I made them and I have to freeze them because if they are thawed on the counter I will inhale them.

CassJustCurious said...

These are fantastic. I made them and I have to freeze them because if they are thawed on the counter I will inhale them.