Can you believe that Christmas is next month already? We’re actually having our first holiday party on Saturday this week, so I’ve started baking and I have my tree up too!
Last weekend I had my first Holiday Baking Party with my Sister-in-law and a few friends. We had so much fun, we baked all afternoon, talked, laughed and had some delicious wine and snacked on our cookies. If you asked me what my perfect Sunday afternoon looked like, it would be this.
I even had the opportunity to use all my favorite Rodelle ingredients and introduce all the ladies to them. Rodelle definitely has some new life long users of their products after our cookie bake. If you’ve never heard of Rodelle, check out the details below – I know you’ll love them as much as I do!
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing each of the recipes we made so be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new cookie recipe. Plus, you can find all our recipes for last year from our Rodelle sponsored cookie bake over HERE.
Mom’s Almond Shortbread Cookies
Ingredients You Need
1 Cup Butter (room temp)
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Cups Flour
2 Tablespoons Rodelle Almond Extract
1/2 Bag Mini Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
Step 1 – Mix together the butter, powdered sugar, flour and almond extract, this will be a very crumbly mixture
Step 2 – Mix in the chocolate chips and pecans
Step 3 – Roll into balls and flatten the balls a little
Step 4 – Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes
This will make about two dozen cookies, I would make a double batch! These are delicious!
I’m a huge baker and there are guaranteed to be at least three ingredients in you pantry at ALL times, Rodelle Vanilla, Rodelle almond Extract and Rodelle Baking Cocoa. You’ll very rarely find me with out these essentials. I’ve absolutely tried other brands for baking but there is nothing that comes close to Rodelle. I feel like once you’ve tried their Vanilla, you’ll never use anything else. Period.
Information from Rodelle
PURE VANILLA EXTRACT – Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract is our signature vanilla product. Our pure vanilla extract is produced from the highest-quality Bourbon vanilla beans. Our percolation process produces a superior vanilla extract containing one of the highest vanillin levels in the market. Made with pure natural hand selected vanilla beans, Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract offers a deep, rich, natural flavor.
PURE ALMOND EXTRACT – Almond’s warm, toasty flavor is both delicate and rich. The intensity of this extract requires it be used sparingly. Just a few drops add full, nutty flavor to your signature dishes. Enhance candies and puddings, sauces and salad dressings. Or add a drop to sweetened whipped cream for a new twist!
GOURMET BAKING COCOA – Our gourmet baking cocoa is European Dutch-processed for rich flavor and appearance. Our cocoa contains one of the highest levels of cocoa butter on the market, ensuring superior chocolate flavor. From rich hot cocoa to fudgey brownies, Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa makes a difference you can taste.
The almond flavoring in these cookies really make the cookie what it is. They’re a soft melt on your mouth cookie with creamy chocolate chips and amazing almond flavor. I promise you these will be one of your very favorite cookies of the season!
Make sure you stop back next week to see our next Christmas Cookie Recipe! You won’t want to miss it!
Disclosure: I’m a Rodelle Ambassador and have partnered with them on this series. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!