You are here: Home » Recipes » Butter Macaroon Cookies Butter Macaroon Cookies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 40 pieces Almonds and raisins give these cookies extra flavor and crunch. PrintEmail Ingredients 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, chopped and softened1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar1 3/4 cups unbleached bread flour1 -- egg1/8 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds or hazelnuts1/2 cup raisins Instructions Cream the butter and confectioners' sugar in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the flour, egg and baking soda and mix well. Add the almonds and raisins and mix well with a spoon. Divide the dough into two portions and shape each portion into a roll 1-inch in diameter. Cut each roll into 3/4-inch pieces. Arrange the pieces on two 12×17-inch cookie sheets lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Press lightly to flatten. Place on the center oven rack and bake at 450F for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Serve with a glass of sweet sherry. Store in an airtight container. Recipe reprinted with permission from Stig Hansen’s Cooking Danish, A Taste of Denmark (Eden, Utah, 2007).