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Almond-Glazed Sugar Cookies

Staff Writer
Land O'Lakes

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

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Deliver 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


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.

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.