Nutty Almond Trees

Nutty Almond Trees
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These cinnamon-flavored cut-outs are topped with an almond frosting and nuts.
1:30
Prep Time
3:20
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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
 
*Substitute 1 cup finely chopped toasted mixed nuts such as almonds, peanuts, cashews etc.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Divide dough in half; flatten slightly. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Recipe Tips

- 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
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
14g
Protein
8g
Fat
6g
Sodium
80mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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

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