12/02/2013 Almond Sugar Cookies

Almond Sugar Cookies

Recipe Courtesy of George Mohr

Cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Additional sugar
 

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in almond extract.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Roll into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray and dip in sugar.

Flatten cookies with prepared glass, dipping glass in sugar again as needed.

 

Glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 to 3 tsp. water
Green or red food coloring, optional
Sliced almonds, toasted
 

Mix together the first four ingredients until well blended.

Frost cookies and garnish with almonds, as desired.