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Almond Triangle Cookies

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 19, 2012 at 6:03am

Almond Triangle Cookies

What to bake when you prefer the salty over the sweet? And you’re busy? (And you can’t eat gluten?) These easy beauties, which have become everyone’s favorite Christmas cookie, including mine.

The original recipe caught my eye a few years ago as the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s 2009 Cookie Contest Winner. If you love almonds and caramel and butter and Christmas, you’ll be as smitten by these decadent cookies as the Strib’stasting panel clearly was (their verdict: “love” and “beautiful”).

As a gift to the baker, these are bar cookies, which Minnesotans know are the most magical (and easy!) of all. Other than allowing time for the shortbread crust to chill before baking, they come together in minutes. After they cool for awhile, cut them into tidy triangles, pour yourself a glass of milk, and dig in.

Despite their simplicity, the triangles are elegant on a cookie plate AND disappear blessedly quickly. You can focus on how nutritious almonds are to lull yourself into cookie complacency, but a cookie isn’t Christmas without a hearty dose of butter and sugar, and these are no exception.

Thank goodness!

Recipe for Almond Triangles at TC Taste/Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

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  1. By FreshTartSteph on January 5, 2013 at 10:58AM

    Thanks VinnieCooks! I love almonds too, especially with caramel.

  2. By VinnieCooks on December 23, 2012 at 3:34PM

    looks fantastic! I love almonds.