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2010 :chest Sugar Cookies with Almond Glaze :forkids

Sugar Cookie with Almond Glaze :forkids KRT HTC 2010 (Day 2)

Delicate and pretty!
Ingredients:

Cookies:
1 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Glaze:
1 teaspoon butter, melted
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 - 5 Tablespoons water

Lightly toasted sliced almonds

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the almond extract.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
With mixer on low speed, mix the dry ingredients into the creamed ingredients until blended.
Using a very small capacity ice cream scoop, or forming dough into 1-inch balls by rolling teaspoonfuls of dough between the palms of your hand, drop the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving 2 to 3 inches between balls.
Using the flat bottom of a clear glass, press the balls to flatten to about 1/4- to 3/8-inch thickness.
Bake, one pan at a time, in the center of a preheated oven for 7 – 9 minutes or until cookies are golden brown on the bottoms and around the edges. (Tops will still be pale. Watch so cookies do not overbrown.)
Remove pan from the oven, transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
When the cookies are done baking, turn off the oven.
Spread sliced almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet or shallow pan.
Place in hot oven for several minutes until very lightly toasted.
Remove from the oven to cool.
Prepare the glaze by combining the melted margarine, powdered sugar, almond extract and 3 Tablespoons of the water.
With a fork, beat the ingredients together. (If necessary add up to an additional Tablespoon of water, a teaspoonful at a time, until the glaze is of the proper consistency).
Spread or drizzle the glaze on the cooled cookies.
Immediately sprinkle with the cooled, toasted almonds. (Must be done immediately, as the almonds will no longer stick once the glaze has “set up”).


Source: Adapted by LuAnn from The Church Potluck Supper Cookbook by Elaine Robinson.

LuAnn notes: I wrote the directions, and added 1 teaspoon of butter to the Glaze (reducing the water by 1 teaspoon), as well as suggested lightly toasting the almonds.

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