Almond Cookies - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

I was looking through my cookie recipes for a special cookie for a baby shower and I found these wonderful melt in you mouth cookies. This cookie had to special, it's for my daughters baby shower.

They are about the size of a half dollar and a perfect cookie for a baby shower or for any time!

Hope you enjoy!


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Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
almond extract
almonds, slivered (for garnish)

ALMOND GLAZE

1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
almond extract
1 plus Tbsp
milk, cream or water (added enough liquid that it will drizzle)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside.
2
In a mixing bowl; combine butter, sugar, and almond extract until light and fluffy.
3
Add flour mixture to butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time until will combined. Cover with plastic wrap; chill for about 2 hours.
4
Shape dough into small balls, about 3/4-inch. Place balls 2 inches apart on a lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet; flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. NOTE: Dampen bottom of glass and dip in sugar to press flaten cookies.
5
Bake at 400 degrees for about 7 minutes. Cookies should not brown!
6
Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool until still slightly warm; placed slivered almonds on top of each cookie; drizzle with almond glaze. NOTE: I usually slide the parchment paper with cookies right on to the wire racks to cool. Once cooled to slightly warm, I then slide cookies onto wire rack, removing parchment paper. Place the used parchment paper under rack and then drizzle cookies with glaze. For easy clean up you can now toss the parchment paper.
7
DIRECTIONS FOR ALMOND GLAZE
Mix all ingredients together. You can use a spoon to drizzle this mixture over cookies or place in a ziploc bag and snip a small hole in corner of bag and drizzle from bag.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy