Snow Piles

This is a really good cookie if you like chewy, dense, almond flavored cookies.

December 24th.

Mix 1/2 cup of butter with....

1 cup of sugar.

Add 6 ounces of almond paste.

Beat until smooth.

Add 1 egg. (I doubled the recipe that is why you see two eggs.)

Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract.

Add 1 teaspoon baking powder.

And 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Put the paddle attachment on your mixer.

And blend in 2 cups of flour.

Beat until smooth and well combined.

Scoop it out into balls and place them on parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to sit and cool for about 10 minutes and then remove them to cool further on cookie racks.

Frost with this icing:

4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of milk

These are extremely rich cookies. But that is just what a cookie should be!

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That cookie would look so pretty on a plate of assorted dainties!
Love the Silver Touch. very xmas'y
Pricilla said…
The name sounds like something the snowman left behind....

Merry Christmas my friend. Enjoy your day.
Mina said…
Extremely rich? Bring on the milk!
The Frog Queen said…
Those are the most beautiful Christmas cookies! Thanks for sharing all these amazing receipes!

Merry Christmas!

Aah! It's time for my afternoon cookie break. Fresh coffee brewed and 2 Snow Piles. I am one lucky woman. Thank you!
Autumnforest said…
You're a hoot! I saw the name of your post and got all excited to see snow. I'm a dumb desert bum, what can I say? Now, I'm hungry instead of envious of your Xmas weather.
Guillaume said…
I messed up big time my Bûche de Noël. Will try to make another one tonight.
Rosemary said…
Yummy looking , had me at the almond ......... Happy Holidays.
How delicious! Thank you for sharing so many amazing recipes this year - I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday! :) Theresa
Jennifer said…
Those are pretty! I hope you and your family (Teddy too of course!) have a wonderful Holiday season!
This was really the wrong day for me to look at cookies :-) But I have survived the night and perhaps in a day or two I like cookies again :-) :-)

Have a God Yule!

Happiest of Yules to you!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥
Ann said…
Darn but you bake some pretty cookies. They look delicious