Making Christmas cookies with the kids are some of my very favorite holiday memories. Starting way back when Kyle was just a little guy, we've all looked forward to at least one day of baking together every year.
Here's a photo from back in the early days...isn't he as sweet as can be?
Vickie shared the recipe below with our family and we love the nutty crunch. A different take on traditional cut-out cookies, it's a keeper!
Find it in our must-have book, Christmas Cookies!
3/4 c. butter, softened
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. almond extract
2-3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. baking cocoa
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 c. chopped almonds
Combine butter, condensed milk, eggs, vanilla and almond extract in a large mixing bowl; mix well and set aside. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture until well blended. Stir in almonds. Divide dough into 4 portions; wrap each in plastic wrap and flatten into a disk. Chill for 2 hours; remove each portion when ready to roll out. Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Arrange on lightly greased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Makes 6 dozen.
Hope you and your little helpers love it as much as we do...bake up some new memories this holiday season!