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Makes approximately 20 cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup finely ground almonds (2oz)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioner’s sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam



In a small bowl combine flour, almonds and cinnamon then set aside.  In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla and mix well.  Add flour mixture—mix only until incorporated.  Divide dough into two pieces—press into discs about 1 inch thick.  Wrap separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours until firm.

Preheat over to 350F. On a floured surface roll out one disc of dough to 1/8 inch thick (keep remaining dough chilled). Cut half the dough into rounds—this is the bottom and cut the other half with an insert (star), this will be the top.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or light golden brown.  Cool on cookie sheet for two minutes.  Remove from sheet and cool completely.  Invert bottom cookie and spread with a teaspoon of raspberry jam.  Dust top cookie with confectioner’s sugar and gently sandwich together.

What do you get when you invite the staff of Solutions to participate in a cookie bake-off? An office full of mouth-watering treats and a great excuse to try them all! We had so much fun doing this bake-off, we wanted to share it with all of you. So we coaxed our team members into revealing the top-secret cookie recipes that won our office bake-off, and we’ll be posting one each week this month. We hope this inspires you to make a batch or two of holiday cookies, or even to hold a bake-off or cookie swap of your own. After all, it’s not really December without cookies!

See all cookie recipes >

Frosting Tip:
When frosting cookies or cake with a pastry bag, only fill the bag up a quater full.  This will greatly reduce the pressure you need to put on the bag to force out frosting, saving your hands from any pain.  In addition, your frosting application will be far more precise while working a lightened pastry bag.

While in my backyard yesterday evening, I couldn’t help but breathe in the inviting aroma of my neighbor’s barbecue. The scent of my neighbor’s cooking put me in the mood for summer grilling. Bring on the ribs!

There are many way to cook ribs and even more recommendations for spices and sauces. This tasty recipe (named after the son of our Senior Director of eCommerce) will surely please a crowd.  Remember to start your rib preparation early, it’s better not to rush the process. Happy grilling…

Servings: 10-15 servings
Prep Time:
Spice Rub: 10 minutes
Ribs refrigerated: 8 hours
Ribs Cooking: 6 hours

Pinch My Salt
– This blog has a smaller more interesting list of recipes for a mix it up meal or expanding on something you already cook frequently. Sorted by meal, the main courses include staples like the Blue Cheese Burger or Sloppy Joe and Creamy Spinach Soup but this recipe list goes further with creative, fun and simple dishes like Artichoke Hummus, Spiked Egg Nog French Toast and Roasted Autumn Vegetable Chowder. A blog style of colorful pictures and quality descriptions of each dish are included with each recipe.

Bake or Break
– A Baker’s delight, this site has a clean look with excellent food photography. The recipe list of baked goods is amazing and will make your wheels spin. Click on a baked good from the recipe list and a brief summery including various notes about where the recipe came from, ingredients to avoid or steps to be carful with is displayed along side images. If you like the recipe, above the top image of each recipe is a text button to view the recipe’s steps and ingredient list ready for printing.

smitten kitchen
– This site delivers great food photography of very approachable meals. A huge list of recipes to choose from as well and a huge list of good cooking link to look through and expand your cooking knowledge awaits. The recipes show excellent step by step photography and somewhat lengthy descriptions with an ingredient break down at the bottom of the page.

Simply Recipes
– A huge array of recipes that are sorted by type. (ex: Beef, Chicken, Seafood…, or by dish, Salad, Main Course, Desert…, or by miscellaneous, Budget, Low Carb, Quick, Tex Mex…) The large list of recipes range from fancy in-depth dishes to neat variations of simple dishes you are probably already cooking. Forget the ingredients to one of your staples, then check here to see if they have a variation of the same dish.

the kitchn
– You will find a wide variety of cooking info, from a large recipe lists with good imagery to photosets of live kitchen tours from people’s homes. Recipes can be searched standard meal times or by more interesting searches like “quick”, “make ahead” or “seasons”. This site is such a large resource that it even has a “Quick guide to every herb and spice”.

Be sure to write down those special recipes or new variations of old favorites for safe keeping. Enjoy these printable recipe cards from Solutions. 2 per page, approx 4″x6″.





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