Almond Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons water
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • Sliced almonds, toasted

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in almond extract.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray; dip in sugar.
  7. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, dipping glass in sugar again as needed.
  8. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  9. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, almond extract and enough water to achieve glaze consistency.
  11. Tint with food coloring if desired; drizzle over cookies.
  12. Sprinkle with almonds.

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