SEARCH 100,000+ RECIPES FROM MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, TV, & COOKBOOKS

Recipe

OF THE DAY

Sweet Potato and Ham Chowder from Soup of the Day

Like Us?

SPREAD THE WORD!

RECIPE SEARCH

Tell me more about Project Foodie recipe search

  add another ingredient

- or -

Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies with Spiced Pear Filling

Print E-mail
Monday, 06 December 2010
List of viewable recipes from "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington

Recipe from D.I.Y. Delicious by Vanessa Barrington (Chronicle Books, 2010)

Time Required: about 1 1/2 hours active; about 1 1/2 hours passive (excluding almond butter preparation)
Yield: 24 sandwich cookies

ImageHere you have almonds and pears, a classic dessert flavor combination repurposed into a cookie. Fragrant mashed pears are gently infused with sweet spices and sandwiched between thin, nutty, crispy-chewy cookies to make this common dessert combo into something both homey and elegant. On its own, this pear filling makes a wonderful companion to ice cream or the Fresh Cheese Crepes. I like to bake these in the fall when pears are at their best. Off-season, you can experiment with other fillings (jam, chocolate, or applesauce) or simply make almond butter drop cookies-like peanut butter cookies, only more interesting. The dough is a little crumbly and a bit difficult to roll out, but if you work with your fingertips to keep it together as you roll, it won't be too laborious. You'll need a spatula to transfer the cut cookies from the rolling board to the cookie sheet.

Cookies

  • 1/3 cup unsalted Cultured Butter or store-bought unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup Raw Almond Butter (see recipe )
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Spiced Pear Filling (Makes about 1 cup)
 
  • 3 d'Anjou or Bartlett pears, peeled, quartered, cored, and sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • One 2-inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole green cardamom pods
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split down the side

To make the cookies: In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat together the cultured butter and almond butter until well combined and creamy. Add the ½ cup granulated sugar and the brown sugar and continue to mix until fluffy. Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla and beat just until combined.

PermaLink

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 December 2010 )
 
< Prev   Next >
Home
Privacy Policy - Terms of Use - Site Index
Copyright © 2007 - 2012 by Project Foodie. All Rights Reserved.

Logo and website color scheme/theme by Elizabeth Goodspeed.