Almond Butter Sticks
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs), softened|
|Cream cheese||8 Ounce, softened|
|All purpose flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Almond extract||4 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Combine all ingredients except sugar and almond extract in large mixer bowl; mix until a dough forms.
Knead on floured surface until smooth.
Roll out dough, half at a time, to 14x8-inch rectangles.
Combine sugar and almond extract.
Sprinkle each rectangle with 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar mixture.
Fold one end of dough over center.
Fold other end over to make 3 layers.
Turning dough one quarter way around, repeat rolling and folding as above 2 more times, sprinkling with 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar mixture each time.
Roll out again to 14x8-inch rectangles.
Cut into 3x1 1/2-inch strips.
Place on un-greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove from cookie sheets immediately.
Cool on wire racks.