Almond Butter Cookies
- serves 24
10 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
½ cup sugar
⅓ cup pure almond butter
1 egg white
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp rum extract (optional)
1 ⅓ cup pastry flour
¼ tsp salt
24 whole almondsChocolate Nut Butter Filling f
⅓ cup chocolate hazelnut spread
¼ cup toasted almond butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
2. Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in almond butter and egg white and stir in vanilla extract and rum. Sift in pastry flour and salt and combine until dough is soft and smooth.
3. Roll cookies into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Press a whole almond into center of each cookie. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes on the center rack of the oven until cookies lightly brown around edges. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack.Chocolate Nut Butter Filling f
1. Prepare cookies as above.
2. Beat chocolate hazelnut spread and almond butter until smooth. Spread on the bottom side of an almond butter cookie and sandwich filling between another cookie, pressing gently.