Belgian Christmas Cookies





2/3 cup butter
1 tsp. almond extract
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1-2/3 cup sifted all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup finely chopped unblanched almonds
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. red sugar
2 tsp. green sugar


Cream butter with extract; add brown sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together; add in thirds to creamed mixture, mixing until blended after each addition. Turn into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pan and spread evenly to edges.

Sprinkle a mixture of almonds and cinnamon over batter, then sprinkle with a mixture of red and green sugar.

Bake at 375 F. 10 to 12 minutes.

Cut into bars while still warm. About 5 dozen cookies.

Canadian Family Cookbook

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1 Recipe Reviews


barbmyers reviewed Belgian Christmas Cookies on December 11, 2010

These are a nice tea cookie...the ones in the middle are even cakey.