Strawberry Nut Drops

Strawberry Nut Drops

1 c Sugar

1/2 c Butter or margarine

1 t Almond extract

1 Egg

2 c All purpose flour

1 t Baking powder

1/2 t Baking soda

1 c Sweet strawberries — mashed *

1/2 c Chopped walnuts

3/4 c Confectioner’s sugar

* or 10 oz pkg sweetened strawberries, mashed. Remove 2 T of the crushed strawberries with juice and set aside.

Cream sugar, butter, and almond extract until creamy. Beat in egg.

Mix flour with baking powder and soda and add to creamed mixture alternately with crushed strawberries. Stir in walnuts.

Drop by Tablespoons onto lightly greased, or Teflon coated cookie sheets, 2″ apart.

Bake in 375ºF oven for 12-14 minutes.

Mix reserved berries with about 3/4 c confectioners sugar to make a thin glaze and spread over warm or cold cookies.

Makes 40-45.

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