One of my most favorite flavors to bake with is almond. I am seriously hooked on the Pure Almond Extract from Penzey’s!
Oh dear, Lord, it’s so amazing, it’s almost hypnotizing!
It’s fabulous in frosting and glazes, and I have even added it to oatmeal! When I found the recipe for these cookies, I just knew they were going to the top of my “must bake” list. I was so glad to have found them, they are Almond-azing!
Here they are warm from the oven drizzled in sweet almondy glaze!
- FOR THE COOKIES:
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons pure almond extract (I LOVE Penzey's!)
- FOR THE GLAZE:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Whisk together dry ingredients for the cookies, set aside.
In your mixer, cream together: butter, sugar, egg and almond extract.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients, and mix until smooth.
To form cookies, roll into balls, and press to flatten with the bottom of a glass.
Bake for about 8 minutes. Watch closely as ovens will vary. When the edges begin to golden take them out, they are done!
Cool on a wire rack while you prepare the glaze.
For the glaze, mix together ingredients, "frost" or drizzle on warm cookies. Glaze will set while cookies cool completely.
Wonderful with a cup of tea!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 79mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 4g Protein: 1g