Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Almond Sugar Cookies

My daughter and I baked our favorite sugar cookies over the weekend.


If you want to give these a go, start by adding 1 cup of softened butter to 2 cups of sugar. Beat until fluffy.



Add 2 eggs.


And 2 8 oz. cans of almond paste.



Add 2 teaspoons of almond extract.


Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Put the paddle attachment on your mixer and beat in 4 cups of flour.

Place scoops the size of walnuts on parchment covered cookie sheets and bake them at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes.


Cool on racks.


Make this frosting and spread on the top of each cooled cookie:

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


Sprinkle with colored sugar to finish.

10 comments:

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I'm glad min-you was home to help you with the baking this weekend. Your almond cookies are beautiful. Almond is my favorite, next to chocolate, lemon, pecan, walnut. Well crap it's Christmas we don't have to have a favorite. We can eat them all.

TARYTERRE said...

Oh no, I better get busy. I haven't even made your cookie recipe from yesterday. Now there's a new one up. I'm going to have to find a family full of people to share them all with. Just my hubby and I here. LOL

Pricilla said...

It looks like you did other baking too! It's always fun when you have a helper in the kitchen!

laurie said...

these look like snowy pillows of almondy goodness.
Lovely manicure on the beautiful hand in photo as well.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I love sugar cookies :-) I once had a neighbor that every time she baked sugar cookies baked a big box for her and her family and a big box for me :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

A Seasonal Cook in Turkey said...

you are lucky to get ready almond paste. Did I tell you I love your wintry blog look? I don't think I did because blogspot was actin up yesterday. Anyway, it looks great. And one more thing: how many oz does one stick of butter equal? Thanks.

Barbara F. said...

These look melt-in-your-mouth delicious.......I can just smell them baking and licking the spoon from the frosting bowl.......mmmmmm xo

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Gosh they look soooooo good! I'm making your gingerbread kringles tonight.

Your tree puts my tree to shame!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

When I want the best recipes for ANYTHING almost, I come here..and always find it.
I don't often come and comment..but yours is one of my very favorite blogs! Has been for a long time. Just so you know. :)
Merry Christmas!
I am still using my scrapping things..and again..thank you so much!!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Joyce..any snow yet?