Heart Shaped Almond Cookies !

Carol Junkins

By
@CarolAJ

These yummies were first made by my daughter for her boyfriend on Valentines Day ! They became his favorite ! Originally came from the Globe Newspaper recipe page.

Very good and addictive ! Could frost with pink or red frosting and sprinkles on top ! Bring some to work or a friend .


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Serves:

60 cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
2 c
shortening
2 c
sugar
1
egg
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
almond extract
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

GLAZE

1
egg yolk (beaten)
1 Tbsp
water
60
shelled almonds

YOU COULD SKIP THE GLAZE AND FROST WITH PINK OR RED OR WHITE FROSTING AND COLORED SPRINKLES

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F
Sift flour with baking powder into large bowl.
Add shortening, sugar, almond and vanilla extracts and salt and beaten egg.
2
Knead the mixture until thoroughly combined.
Turn dough onto unfloured surface. Lightly pat into 1/4" thickness with a floured 2 1/2 " heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies.
3
Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
GLAZE: Combine the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush on top of each cookie and place an almond in center of each.
Bake in pre heated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes, watch closely as I found they don't take that long, should be lightly golden brown.

About this Recipe

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