There’s a link to pictures and such.
But here’s a quickrun through:
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1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
2/3 confectioner’s sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
Beat together until creamy.
1 1/3 cup flour
Mix until blended.
Divide dough in half, shape into 1 inch thick disk and chill at least an hour.
Roll out disc to 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into small shapes – could be squares, could be diamonds.
A pinking edge would look cool.
Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper on baking sheet, and return to refrigerator – chill 10 minutes.
(This helps them look all crisp-edged.)
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Bake 8-10 minutes, until edges start to brown, and cool on wire rack.
Roll out remaining disc, and cut into same shape.
Now.. for fanciness… you can cut into the middle of this set of discs with any decorative cutters you like.
Officially the receipe wants 35 tops and bottoms, and 5 sets of JOY NOEL, but, ya know, whatever….
Chill and bake as above.
Now, your choice of jam – raspberry or Apricot are recommended, but let’s continue with or theme of whatever,
Spread jam on bottom/plain cookies, and top with cutout cookie, like a sandwich.
Dust with confectioners’ sugar, and can haz fanci.
If you had letters, you could give someone their name in letters.
Or a message (love, peace, that kind of stuff).
Or you could cut out snow flake.
Or create a kitty silhouette, with circle, ears and tail.
And if it didn’t quite work, I guess you’d have to eat the rejects.