Basic Almond Biscuits

    55 minutes

    This recipe makes a large batch of almond biscuits, perfect for icing and decorating. Great at Christmas.

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    Serves: 72 

    • 250g butter
    • 250g copha
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 8 cups (1kg) plain flour
    • 6 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Cream the butter, copha and the sugar together. Stir in the eggs and continue to beat. Add the almond essence. Stir in 7 cups of the flour, the baking powder and the salt. Mix until the dough is soft. Add the additional cup of flour if needed. Chill the dough.
    3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough and cut with biscuit cutters. Place biscuits on greased baking trays.
    4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Ice and decorate when biscuits are cooled.

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    This recipe tastes just like the cookies my grandmother made. We called them pierniki. I've tried several other recipes and they just weren't right. These have the same texture and flavor I remember. My grandmother used lard. I used half crisco and butter. I am thrilled to have found this truly polish cookie. They are delicious and are my favorite Christmas cookie! Thanks Darlene!  -  22 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I am not much for rolling and cutting out dough so we shaped the dough into a nice thick log, wrapped it in waxed paper and sliced the dough 1/4" thick, sprinkled candy cake decorations on top as you would a sugar cookie and baked them for 8-9 minutes. My guys loved them as they weren't too sweet and still had a nice flavor.  -  09 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    they are called amoniaczki  -  23 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)