• Baking Time 10 minutes
  • Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Makes about 50 cookies
  • Freezing Excellent

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Decorations

Serving Size: about 50 cookies

Directions

Serving Size: about 50 cookies

  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir well to blend.
  • Cream butter and sugar together in separate large bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
  • Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture. Mix well. Form dough into two balls. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill about 3 hours for easy handling.
  • Roll dough out, one ball at a time, on a floured surface to ¼" (6 mm) thickness. Cut into desired shapes. (If cookies are to be used as Christmas tree ornaments or as gift giving name tags, insert the large end of a toothpick through the cookie at one end and leave there during baking). Decorate with coloured sugar, nuts or candies before baking or leave plain and decorate with icing later.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden. Remove toothpick when cookies come out of the oven. Cool.
  • When cool decorate with coloured icings, if desired. Personalize cookies with a name written in icing. Thread with colourful ribbon, yarn, or cord.
  • Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).  

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