Danish Cookie Rings
From the kitchen of Nicholas
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Good for parties/potlucks
1/2 cup almonds, blanched
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
16 candied green cherries, cut into halves
8 candied red cherries, cut into halves
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375.
Grease cookie sheets; set aside.
Process almonds in food processer until ground, but not pasty.
Place almonds, flour, sugar and baking powder in large bowl.
Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly.
Beat egg, milk and vanilla in small bowl with fork until well blended.
Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until soft dough forms.
Spoon dough into pastry bag fitted with medium star tip.
Pipe 3-inch rings 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
Refrigerate rings 15 minutes or until firm.
Cut each green cherry half into 4 slivers. Cut each red cherry half into quarters.
Press red cherry quarter onto each ring where ends meet.
Arrange 2 green cherry slivers on either side of red cherry to form leaves.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
Remove cookies to wire racks; cool completely.
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