Almond Wreaths

Almond Wreaths
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3 Reviews
Elegant and easy – these pretty cookies have a hint of almond.
1:30
Prep Time
2:45
Total Time
60 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
powdered sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 teaspoon
almond extract
1/8 teaspoon
salt
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour

Glaze

1 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
1 teaspoon
almond extract
1 teaspoon
light corn syrup
2 to 3 tablespoons
water

Decorations

Nonpareils, decorator candies and/or sugars , as desired

Directions

  1. Combine butter and 1 cup powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, almond extract and salt; continue beating until mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F.
  3. Shape dough, one-half at a time, (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) into 1-inch balls. Cut each ball in half; roll each half into 4 1/2-inch rope. Gently twist two ropes together; shape into a wreath. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; removeto cooling rack placed over waxed paper.Cool completely.
  4. Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl; stir until smooth. Brush glaze onto cooled cookies using pastry brush; immediately sprinkle with decorations, as desired.

Recipe Tips

- If you don’t have a pastry brush to glaze cookies, gently dip tops of cookies into glaze and shake off excess glaze.

- Dough can be shaped into candy canes or simply rolled into balls and baked.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
70
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
9g
Protein
1g
Fat
3.5g
Sodium
30mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This became a family traditional favorite from the first time we made them. They are very pretty on cookie trays.

Rating

I really enjoyed making and decorating these cookies. They are as tasty as they are pretty.

Rating

Very good and very pretty on a cookie tray!

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