Cooking From Memory ~ A Recipe Journal

Almond Glazed Sugar Cookies

Posted in Bars & Cookies,Cookies by Paul Gauche on July 14, 2009

Almond Galzed Sugar Cookies 

These sweet treats appear each year in early December.  With the wind blowing outside, perhaps some snow, the thought is that we’d “spend a day baking cookies to last the whole holiday season.”   Well, these little creations are so good and they go down se easily with milk–even without the frosting and the almonds, that we’re usually looking at a second baking day.  Oh, well.

Cookie Ingredients ~ 

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾  cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½  teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Glaze Ingredients ~

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons water 
  • Sliced almonds  

Method for Cookies ~

Heat oven to 400°F.

Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.  Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Flatten balls to ¼ inch thick with bottom of buttered glass dipped in sugar.  Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.  Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.  Cool completely. 

Method for Glazing ~

Combine all glaze ingredients except almonds in small bowl with wire whisk.

Decorate cooled cookies with glaze and sliced almonds as desired.

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  1. Amy Jones said,

    The kids and I are making these as soon as my boy gets off the school bus today. I have the oven preheating right now! My justification: I started training for Grandma’s this week:)

    • Paul Gauche said,

      You go girl! Mouthfulls of happiness will get you started on your training!

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