Recipes using almond extract


White Velvet Cookies

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Neapolitan Cookies

I’ve been making these for more than 20 years. They are my son Nick’s favorite cookies and also a family favorite. There are several cookie recipes that I usually make every Christmas but I also try some I haven’t made before. I bake at least a dozen or more different kinds, depending on how much time I have, and I ...Read More


Apricot Muffins

Nourishment For Our Body & Soul Who: Trinity Lutheran ChurchCost: $16 includes shippingDetails: soft-backed, spiral boundPages of recipes: 176Send checks to: Trinity Lutheran Church, c/o Megan Busacker, 402 N. Monroe St., P.O. Box 207, Harvel, IL 62538 or call 217-229-3143


Chocolate Meringue Drops (gluten free)

In Good Taste Who: Friedens Family and FriendsCost: $16 includes shippingDetails: soft-backed, comb boundPages of recipes: 260 including gluten free recipesSend checks to: Friedens United Church of Christ, c/o Betty L. Bollmeier, 966 Winter Road, Marissa, IL 62257 or call 618-295-2004


Almond Praline Cheesecake

Tasteful Traditions Who: Donna Hope’s Family and Home Community Education, Grantsburg, ILCost: $18, including shippingDetails: soft-backed, comb-boundPages of recipes: 250 Send checks to: Donna H. Mathis,170 State Hwy 145 South, Grantsburg, IL, 62943, or call 618-949-3370  


White Chocolate Chip Cherry Cheese Ball

Recipes to Remember Who: Watson Baptist ChurchCost: $12.50 including shippingDetails: soft-backed, comb-boundPages of recipes: 143Send checks to: Paula Tieffel,8528 N. Meadowview Rd, Effingham, IL, 62401 or call 217-343-4320.


Grape Salad

Cookin’ Up Fun Who: GFWC Savanna Woman’s Club Cost: $12, including shipping (or $17 for both books) Details: soft-backed, comb-bound Pages of recipes: 173 Send checks to: Jane Shaw, 1911 Ontario Ave., Savanna, IL 61074 or call 815-273-3607


Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Divinely Delicious Who: Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altona, IL Cost: $15, including shipping Details: hard-backed, three-ring-bound Pages of recipes: 141 Send checks to: Patty Compton, 1308 Knox Rd. 2400 N., Oneida, IL 61467