(this pic from the web)
Fanciful Raspberry Ribbons
1 cup butter, softened
2 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
Orange zest from one orange (Not part of the original recipe. I added this.)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring
3 to 4 teaspoons milk
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add about half the flour, along with the sugar, vanilla, salt, egg and orange zest. Beat with mixer until throughly combined. Add the rest of the flour, mixing until the dough sticks together to form a ball. (Here's another handy little gadget! I love this silicone spatula. If you do not have one of these yet, run to your nearest cooking gadget store and pick one up. You will never go back to the rubber spatulas on a stick.)
Bake for about 5 minutes more, or till edges begin to slightly brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Mix up the glaze while you are waiting. Add powdered sugar, almond flavor and 3-4 teaspoons of milk to make a drizzling consistency.
Last Christmas I took homemade goodies over to several neighbors, and if you look closely you can see the Fanciful Raspberry Ribbons tucked in there, under the green ribbon.
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