Calling Bird Cookies

Calling Bird Cookies Category Baked Goods 
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Ingredients And Procedures

1 c Butter; softened

1 c Sugar

1 Egg

2 ts Almond extract

2 1/2 c Flour

1 ts Baking powder

2 tb Orange juice

Glaze and decorations: 1/4 c Light corn syrup

2 ts Water

Sliced almonds Granulated sugar In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar; add egg and almond extract.With mixer at low speed, add flour, baking powder and orange juice. Blend well. Divide dough into thirds. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm...about 2 hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough, 1/3 at a time, to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3 to 4-inch bird-shaped cookie cutters. Place

cookies 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheet. In a small bowl, stir together corn syrup and water; lightly brush mixture over cookies. Arrange sliced almonds to resemble wing and tail feathers. Bake for 6-9 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; transfer to cooling rack. While still warm, brush with corn syrup mixture. Sprinkle with sugar. Makes 4 dozen cookies. -----

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