Almond Sugar Cookies

Almond Sugar Cookies

Almond Sugar Cookies
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 41 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 3 dozen cookies
  • Tender cookie with delectable frosting all with a delicate almond flavor.

Ingredients

  • Creamy Almond Icing

Almond Sugar Cookies

  • 2-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, pure

Creamy Almond Icing

  • 1-1/2 tsp meringue powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • Optional, Food Color Kit

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Beat butter and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Add egg, vanilla and a half teaspoon almond extract and beat well.

  4. Thoroughly blend flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to butter mixture until well combined.
  5. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Gently press down with a glass that has been dipped in sugar.
  7. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until just browning around the edges.
  8. Cool on wire racks.
  9. To make Creamy Almond Icing, beat shortening, 1 tablespoon water and almond extract with electric mixer until creamy.
  10. Add powdered sugar and meringue powder.
  11. Beat until creamy.
  12. If frosting is too thick, add water by the teaspoonful until desired consistency.
  13. Tint icing if desired.
  14. Frost cookies, sprinkling with colored sugars or decorations if desired.