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Chocolate Almond Butter Cupcakes

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Bickford Flavors

You've heard of Peanut Butter Cupcakes...well here's our spin. The Almond Butter Cupcake. Inspired by one of our customers, Wine Down Sweets Cafe, we decided to whip up a nice alternative that we think will become your new favorite.

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Shortbread Conversation Hearts

Posted on February 04, 2017 by Bickford Flavors

Ingredients:


Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, powdered sugar, flavor(s) and food coloring until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour until well mixed. Divide dough in two balls; flatten each ball into a 1-in.-thick disc and wrap each in plastic wrap. Dough will be soft. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out one portion of dough at a time to a 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3" heart shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Remove from the oven and immediately prick cookies randomly with a fork. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. Once cool, use icing or edible markers to write messages on the cookies.

Yield: about 3 dozen.

Notes:

  1. If you use a smaller cookie cutter, decrease cooking time.
  2. To make more than one flavor and/or color in one batch of cookies, omit flavor and food coloring and follow recipe as usual. After dividing the dough, add flavor and food coloring to each division and mix well.


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/shortbread-cutout-cookies


Image by Windell Oskay (originally posted to Flickr as LOLHearts - 30) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Red, White, and Blue Stuffed Strawberries

Posted on July 04, 2016 by Bickford Flavors

Ingredients:

Approximately 40 average size strawberries
Blueberries
1 small package (4 servings) Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 Cup Whipping Cream
1 Cup Milk
1/2-1 tsp Bickford Flavors Almond Flavoring

Directions:
Hull strawberries and then starting at the small end of the strawberry cut first one way then turn strawberry and cut the opposite way approximately three quarters of the way down. Set on a plate, and gently pull the
strawberries open a little bit.

Filling:
In bowl whip cream until stiff peaks form. While whipping, in another bowl, whisk the pudding into the milk. Add Bickford Flavors Almond into the pudding, then fold into the whipped cream until it is completely combined.
Fill storage bag and snip one corner of bag, pipe into strawberries and top with a blueberry.

Image Source (Flickr)

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Almond-Stuffed Strawberries

Posted on May 01, 2016 by Bickford Flavors

Ingredients:

  • 12 medium strawberries, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon Bickford Almond Flavor
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds

Directions:
  1. Halve berries lengthwise; core center, leaving stem. Dry on paper towel-lined baking sheet.
  2. Melt chocolate in microwave-safe bowl on high 60 seconds; stir.
  3. Line second sheet with waxed paper. Holding berry by stem, dip in chocolate, covering half of the berry. Place on paper-lined sheet. Repeat with other berries. Chill 10 minutes.
  4. Beat together cheese, honey, and Bickford Almond Flavor. Spoon in pastry bag. Pipe in berries. Sprinkle with nuts.

Recipe adapted from http://www.recipe.com/almond-stuffed-strawberries/

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