Almond Butter Cookies

almond cookies
Recipe makes 3.5 dozen cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and almond extract.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet until a dough forms. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Flatten dough balls to about 1/4-inch thickness with the bottom of a buttered glass. Sprinkle sugar over top of cookies.
5. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until cookies are set and edges are slightly brown. Cool completely before glazing. Glaze recipe follows.

Almond Butter Cookie Glaze
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
4-5 teaspoons water
3/4 cup sliced almonds

1. Combine powdered sugar, almond extract, and water in a large bowl and mix until a smooth glaze forms.
2. Glaze cooled almond cookies and place a sliced almond on top. Enjoy!



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