Monday, February 16, 2015

Blackberry Almond Swirls

Finally getting around to posting Cookie of the Month Club recipes.
You can find January's Healthy Breakfast Cookie recipe on this earlier post.
http://gmabskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/12/healthy-breakfast-cookies.html which might happen a few times this year since I'm baking most of my favorite cookie recipes for the club.
But February's Blackberry Almond Swirls was a new recipe I found and couldn't wait to try. 
It was quite easy and equally tasty.
I wasn't able to get a great picture even with my impressive iPhoto skills. 
I should take a photography class...in my spare time.

Blackberry Almond Swirls
1/2 c butter, softened
3/4 c sugar
1 egg
1/2 t almond extract
1/2 t vanilla
1 3/4 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
blackberry jam
sugar crystals 
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
Add egg and flavorings. 
Gradually add dry ingredients, mixing just until blended.
Roll out dough to a rectangle about 12 inches by 8 inches, 1/4-inch thickness.
Spread about 1/3 cup of jam within 2 inches of edges.
Roll up dough from long side into a tight log.
Wrap dough log in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Slice cookie log 1/4 inch thick for each cookie.
Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 350ยบ for 13-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar.
Let cookies cool on pan for a couple minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Packaging the monthly cookies for club members is kinda my favorite part.