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Almond Sugar Cookies
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Spice Islands®

Almond Sugar Cookies

Difficulty

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 41 minutes

3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

Almond Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter (no substitutes)

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cream of Tartar

Creamy Almond Icing

1/2 cup shortening

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract

1 to 2 tablespoons water

2 cups powdered sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons meringue powder

Optional, Food Color Kit

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat butter and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy.  Add egg, vanilla and almond extract and beat well.  Thoroughly blend flour, baking soda and cream of tartar;  gradually add to butter mixture until well combined.

Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.  Gently press down with a glass that has been dipped in sugar.  Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until just browning around the edges.  Cool on wire racks.

To make Creamy Almond Icing, beat shortening, 1 tablespoon water and almond extract with electric mixer until creamy.  Add powdered sugar and meringue powder.  Beat until creamy.  If frosting is too thick, add water by the teaspoonful until desired consistency.  Tint icing if desired.  Frost cookies, sprinkling with colored sugars or decorations if desired.

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