Almond Glazed Sugar Cookie
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butter, room temperature
Combine butter, 3/4 cup sugar and almond extract in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy.
Combine baking powder and flour. With mixer on low speed or use spoon, add flour to creamed mixture. Combine until well blended.
Rolll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper, 2 inches apart.
Dip a flat bottom glass into melted butter and than into the 1/4 cup sugar. Press down on ball to 1/4 in thick.
Bake in a 400' oven for 7 to 9 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
Glaze- mix all ingredients in a small bowl with wire whisk. With a pastry brush, glaze cookies. Top with slivered or chopped almonds