Almond Meltaway Cookies

These are my go to cookies anytime I have to take cookies to an event. I haven’t met someone yet that doesn’t come back for more. It’s a good thing this recipe makes a bunch because it seems like no matter how many I make theres only ever crumbs left.

These cookies are great for decorating, but can also just be a simple iced cookie. I especially love using these for decorating since my family isn’t a huge fan of sugar cookies.

While I love this recipe this is just my adaptation and tutorial, all credit goes to The Novice Chef you can find her recipe here (Segarra 1).

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Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract*

Icing:

 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (or water)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract*

 


Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl mix together your flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer or electric mixer cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and almond extract, stirring just until combined. Add dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until completely combined.
  • Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into balls then flatten them on the cookie sheet.**
  • Bake for 8 minutes. The cookies will not look done, but they are. Let cookies rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes then move to a wire cooling rack.
  • For the icing mix together powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract until smooth. If you want to color your icing add your food coloring here.

Notes:

This recipe makes about 30 cookies, but can be easily be doubled or tripled if needed.

*If you’d prefer a different flavor you can substitute another extract for the almond.

**For cutout cookies roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. The bake time may change depending on the size of your cookies.

If you’re decorating your cookies flatten them with a metal spatula to get any air bubbles out, and so you’ll have a flat surface to decorate (Eide 1).

 

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