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sunday DIY eat-treats: GLITTERING SANDWICH COOKIES

glitter cookies
HOW PERFECT ARE THESE LITTLE TREAT FOR A SUNDAY
AFTERNOON TEA?

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Glittering Sandwich Cookies {adapted from The Gourmet Cookie Book via The Purl Bee}
{Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies}
what you need for the cookies:
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
Sanding sugars – or edible glitter – in various colours
what you need for the filling:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons almond extract
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
you will also need:
Parchment paper
Electric mixer
Spatula
to make cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place flour, cornstarch and salt in a bowl, mix togetgher and set aside.
With electric mixer, mix butter, confectioners’ sugar, almond extract and vanilla until fluffy.
Add flour mixture and mix on low until dough forms.
Place each sanding sugar into a small bowl.
Roll dough into balls, 1/2-inch in diameter, then roll balls in sanding sugar. Place balls on parchment lined baking sheet, 3/4-inch apart.
Bake for 9-11 minutes. Bottoms should just be turning golden. Remove and place on cooling racks.
to make filling:
With electric mixer, mix all filling ingredients on medium until combined.
complete cookies:
With offset spatula place approximately 1/4 teaspoon of filling on half a cookie, sandwich the other half to form a ball. Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
{Source: The Purl Bee}

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