Honey Valentine Cookies
|3/4 cup||Butter or margerine, softened|
|3/4 cup||Bee Maid Honey|
|1/4 tsp.||Almond extract|
|1/2 cup||Finely chopped almonds|
With an electric mixer, beat butter, honey and almond extract until mixture is light and fluffy. Add flour, a cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in almonds. Shape 1/2-cup portions of dough into heart shapes, no thicker than 1/2-inch, on ungreased baking sheet. Decorate as desired. Bake at 300°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges brown. Cool 5 minutes and remove from pan.
Paint a design with simple egg yolk paint. Remove membrane from egg yolk; mix with 1/2 teaspoon water and enough red food color to attain desired shade of red. Paint design on cookie using colored yolk. Or place a small doily on cookie and, using a stiff brush, work colored yolk through the cutouts to create a lacy effect.
Create a design using silver, white or colored candy sprinkles or beads.
Crimp edges of heart; make a design using tines of fork, a knife, spatula or spoon. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Source: Recipe courtesy of The National Honey Board
10 Min 3 servings