Almond-Glazed Sugar Cookies

Almond-Glazed Sugar Cookies
Staff Writer
Land O'Lakes

These delicate, sweet almond cookies will melt in your mouth.

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24
Servings
203
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookie

  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

For the glaze

  • 1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 to 5 Tablespoons water
  • Sliced almonds

Directions

For the cookie

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls to 1/4-inch-thick with bottom of buttered glass dipped in sugar. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

For the glaze

Combine all glaze ingredients except almonds in small bowl with wire whisk. Decorate cooled cookies with glaze and sliced almonds as desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
28mg
4%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
49mg
3%
Water
5g
0%

Almond Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Almond Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.