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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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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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

Step-By-Step

1Pre 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.
2Knead 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.
3Place 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