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. 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 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.