Almond Sculpty Dough Creations

Enjoy these beautiful cookie sculptures for dessert.

  • prep time 1 hr 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
(7-oz.) pkg. almond paste, cut into pieces
1/3
cup sugar
1
egg white
1 1/2
cups all purpose or unbleached flour
Liquid or paste food color
  • 1 In large bowl, combine butter, almond paste and sugar; beat until well blended. Add egg white; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour; blend well. (Dough will be stiff but very pliable.)
  • 2 Divide dough into several portions; tint each with food color as desired. (Dough can be made up to 3 days ahead; wrap tightly and refrigerate.)
  • 3 Bring dough to room temperature. Heat oven to 300°F. Sculpt dough into fun shapes such as animals, people or flowers. Use fork tines, small cutters, garlic press and other kitchen equipment to decorate cookie sculptures. Place cookie sculptures 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake at 300°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown around edges. (Smaller cookies will take a little less time.) Let stand on cookie sheets until firm and cool enough to handle. Remove sculptures from cookie sheets. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie Sculpture
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    65mg
    65%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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