Almond Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Paula Todora

By
@ptodora

A combination of my two favorites-almond and cream cheese. These are tender sugar cookies, and the frosting is so yummy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
36
Prep:
1 Hr 20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE

1 1/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
butter-flavored shortening
1 tsp
almond extract
1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
1
egg
1 Tbsp
milk
3 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt

FROSTING

8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 tsp
almond extract
16 oz
powdered sugar
2-4 Tbsp
milk, as needed
1 dash(es)
food coloring

Step-By-Step

1In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture in bowl, beating on low until mixed. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour.
2To make frosting, with an electric mixture, beat cream cheese on high 1 minute. Add extract and powdered sugar, beating on low. Add milk gradually, beating, until thick but easy to spread. Add food coloring and mix. Chill until dough is chilled.
3Heat oven to 350 degrees. Divide dough into thirds and roll out about 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin, using flour to help keep from sticking. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove to rack to cool. Frost when cooled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids