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Derby Snack

Serve these Hat Cookies this weekend at your own Kentucky Derby Party!  They would also make great party favors.  Then wash them down with this Mint Julep Iced Tea.  It reminds me of my grandmother's tea minus the bourbon!

Hat Cookies

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3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1  large egg
  • 1  teaspoon  almond extract
  • 2 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • Decorator Frosting

Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and extract, beating well.

Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to butter mixture, beating well. Divide dough in half; cover and chill 1 hour.

Roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 36 cookies using a 2 1/2-inch round cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 6 to 8 minutes; let cookies stand on baking sheets 5 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

Roll remaining dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 36 cookies using a 1 1/4-inch round cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 4 to 6 minutes; let stand on baking sheets 5 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

Assemble cookies by placing 1 small cookie in center of 1 large cookie. Decorate with Decorator Frosting to resemble hats; let dry.

Mint Julep Iced Tea

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2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 8  mint leaves
  • 1  lemon, sliced
  • 1  lime, sliced
  • 1  cup  bourbon
  • 3  cups  cold sweetened tea
  • Cubed or crushed ice

Combine first 3 ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher, pressing with spoon to crush mint. Stir in bourbon and tea. Add ice

(photos and recipes from myrecipes.com)

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