Nutty Almond Trees

Nutty Almond Trees

These cinnamon-flavored cut-outs are topped with an almond frosting and nuts.

1:30prep time 3:20total time
4 dozen cookies
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 tablespoons warm water

Toppings

1 (5-ounce) can mixed nut topping*
Decorator sugars, if desired

Directions

Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and 1 teaspoon almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough in half; flatten slightly. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough, one-half at a time on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch tree cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 6 to 7 minutes or just until edges begin to lightly brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon almond extract in small bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Continue beating, adding enough water for desired glazing consistency. Frost 1 cookie at a time; immediately sprinkle each with nut topping and decorator sugars, if desired.

 

*Substitute 1 cup finely chopped toasted mixed nuts such as almonds, peanuts, cashews etc.

Recipe Tip

- Mixed nut topping is available in cans in the ice cream topping section of the supermarket.

- These cookies bake very quickly and have a brown appearance due to the cinnamon. Be careful not to over bake. Check cookies at minimum baking time.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 110

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 8g

Recipe #13830©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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one of the best cut-out cookie recipes there is, hands down.

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