Striped Almond Cookies

Striped Almond Cookies are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.

I use my Vanilla Cookie Dough Recipe as a base for these cookies that make up the lighter stripe in the cookies. The pink stripe is made from coloring almond paste. You can make it any color you like. I use food coloring sparingly, so I add just a few drops to make the almond paste a pretty pink color. If you prefer to make them a deeper red color for the holidays, you simply need to add more food coloring. You could even go with green or any color that works for your occasion.
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
To make the striped effect, I roll out 1/5th Vanilla Cookie Dough to an 8" square, and I roll out the colored almond paste to an 8" square as well. I roll these out in parchment paper. I place each on a large piece of parchment paper and roll it out to nearly an 8" square...
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
Then I fold the parchment paper over the cookie dough so that it gives it a straight edge on all sides...
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
I make sure it measures an 8" square and then roll out all the way to the edge of the parchment. This forms a nice straight edge on all sides...
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
Once I have both rolled out into an 8" square with straight edges...
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
I place the almond paste on top of the cookie dough and fold the parchment paper over the two. I measure again to make sure I have an 8" square and roll the edges again to create a nice straight edge...
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
Next I measure out 2" spaces across the top and bottom of the dough and score the dough...
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
Then I simply cut at the score marks...
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.Carefully stack the rows with cookie dough on the bottom and almond paste on top so the colors alternate, giving the striped effect. Trim the edges if needed. Wrap dough and chill in freezer about 5-10 minutes until firm.
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
Cut into 1/4" slices and...
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
place on parchment lined baking sheet 1" apart. Chill cookies in freezer for about 10 minutes. Bake 7-9 minutes until the edges are slightly browned.
Striped Almond Cookies | by Life Tastes Good are beautiful striped cookies made with almond paste for a rich almond flavor with a bit of a crunch. Striped cookies look so professional, but are actually quite easy to make.
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Striped Almond Cookies

Life Tastes Good
Published 12/05/2014
Striped Almond Cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add almond paste and 4 drops food coloring to the mixer bowl (or food processor) and mix until the almond paste is tinted pink. Roll out almond paste on a large sheet of waxed paper to nearly 8" square. Fold parchment paper over almond paste to create straight edges on all sides. Be sure it measures 8" square and finish rolling out the almond paste to the edges of the parchment paper. This will ensure the proper size and nicely straight edges. Roll out the cookie dough in the same manner.
  3. Place almond paste on dough and fold the parchment over again. Measure to make sure it is 8" square and roll to create straight edges and seal the dough together.
  4. Measure out 2" spaces across the top and bottom of the dough and score the dough. Cut at the score marks so you have 4 rows. Carefully stack the rows with cookie dough on the bottom and almond paste on top so the colors alternate, giving the striped effect. Trim the edges if needed. Wrap dough in parchment paper and chill dough in freezer about 5-10 minutes until firm.
  5. Cut into 1/4" slices and place on parchment lined baking sheet 1" apart. Chill cookies in freezer for 10 minutes until firm.
  6. Bake at 375 the degrees F for 7-9 minutes until the edges are slightly browned. Allow to cool on pan for 1 minute and then remove to wire racks and cool completely.
Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.

Tags: Striped Almond Cookies, Striped, Cookies, Almond Paste, Christmas, Holiday, Vanilla Cookie Dough, Gift, Cookie Tray

2 comments:

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    1. Kim, What I'll do sometimes, is make them up to step #5 and then freeze them in a zip top bag or other air tight container, and when I'm ready to make them I just pull them out and put them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake them up. I do that with many cookie recipes. I have never frozen them after baking them, so I can't really say, but that is a personal preference for me with cookies and most everything. I hope that helps! Thanks for a great question and have a wonderful weekend!
      ~Marion

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