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Share your Recipe Thursdays… {Almond Cookies}

August 2, 2012

I love cookies. All kinds.

I love to sit and sip on a cup of tea and if there’s a plate of cookies on the table so much the better.

It’s so easy to reach for that one delectable cookie and pop it into your mouth.

The kids love to sit, drink a glass of milk and have a cookie or two.

I found this recipe on the back of of a carton of Publix butter.

I love almonds and anything almond flavored. So, I thought, I’d give these a try… and was amazed by how fast they disappeared once they were done.

I’ve already had many requests for more!!!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup of sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

some extra sugar

Frosting:

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 1/4 cups confectioners’sugar

1 tablespoon almond extract

1-2 tablespoon milk

chopped or sliced almonds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed until creamy.

Add the egg, almond extract and mix well.

Gradually add flour, mix well.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls, place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and dip a flat-bottomed glass into sugar and flatten balls.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until bottom of cookies are golden brown.

Cool completely.

Spread frosting on cool cookies and sprinkle with almonds.

Enjoy!!!



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  • TBM August 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I would like some!

    • Susi August 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      I’ll make an extra big patch next time and ship some to London for you!!! 😉

  • Janice August 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Those look really good! I love cookies. And I can just imagine how good they would be with tea. But…I’m a coffee person, so I’d probably have gobbled them up with a cuppa. Wouldn’t it have been nice to eat and drink (like a tea party) underneath some shady willow tree as we watch our little ones frolic in the meadow? What? Wishful thinking? *sigh* Oh well, one can dream… 🙂
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    • Susi August 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      You never know, Janice. Maybe one day we can really do that!!! 🙂 And I love willow trees but we have more banyan trees here.

  • Sandra August 4, 2012 at 12:55 am

    These do look delicious, Susi! I would love to try your orange cookies, too, since my little guy is allergic to nuts. I’m not sure if he’s allergic to the almond extract, but I’d rather not find out. =) Might you share the other recipe next week?
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    • Susi August 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Yes, I’ll share the orange cookie recipe next time… just for you!!! Not sure how it works with almond extract but it’s probably better not to take a chance.

      • Sandra August 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

        Thank you! I LOVE all things orange, especially in baked goods…
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  • Rach (DonutsMama) August 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    This look delicious! I’m pinning these to make soon.
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    • Susi August 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      That’s great. Let me know what you think!

  • Helen August 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Those look so very yummy!
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    • Susi August 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      They truly were… I need to make a batch soon.

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