Almond Cut-Out Cookies Recipe

Calling Bird Cut-Out Cookies

These almond feathered cut-out cookies have a sweet glaze and sprinkling of sugar -- elegant and easy.

60 min.prep time 3:35total time
4 dozen cookies
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cookie

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 egg
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons almond extract

Glaze

1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons water

Decoration

Sliced almonds
Sugar

Directions

Combine all cookie ingredients in large mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes).

Divide dough into thirds; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).

Heat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3 to 4-inch bird-shaped cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets.

Stir together corn syrup and water in small bowl. Lightly brush corn syrup mixture over cookies. Arrange almonds on cookies to resemble wing and tail feathers.

Bake for 6 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; carefully remove from cookie sheets. While warm, brush again with corn syrup mixture; sprinkle with sugar. Cool completely.

TIP: For traditional cut-out cookies, omit glaze and decorations; decorate as desired with decorator sugars or frosting.

TIP: Line cookie sheets with parchment paper for easier clean up.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #7743b©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

My mother had some old cookie cutters & one was a bird. So decided to use different colors for the birds I made. For the eyes I put dry fruit or candy. The icing I used was different colors, like red,blue, yellow & white. They came out real nice.

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