Save on Pinterest

Almond Sugar Cookies

It's a tradition in our house to start baking Christmas cookies early in the season and try some new recipes every year. These nutty, glazed, melt-in-your-mouth almond sugar cookies are one of my favorites. —Lisa Hummell, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 dozen

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

  • Preheat oven to 400°. 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-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray; dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, dipping glass in sugar again as needed.
  • Bake until edges are lightly browned, 7-9 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, almond extract and enough water to achieve glaze consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired; drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 67 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

Recommended Video