Almond Glazed Sugar Cookies

Almond Sugar Cookies Recipe
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65 Reviews
Sugar cookies with an almond glaze, These delicate, sweet almond cookies will melt in your mouth.
30 min
Prep Time
1:05
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Glaze

1 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
1 teaspoon
almond extract
4 to 5 teaspoons
water
Sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Combine all cookie ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  3. 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.
  4. Whisk all glaze ingredients except almonds together in bowl. Decorate cooled cookies with glaze and sliced almonds, as desired.
  5. Variations:
  6. Flavored: Substitute vanilla or mint flavoring for almond extract.
  7. Toppings: Drizzle unglazed cookies with melted chocolate or vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark). Decorate glazed cookies with chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips or decorator sugars.

Recipe Tips

- If dough is too dry, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.

 - Glaze sets up quickly. Frost and decorate just a few cookies at a time.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
90
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
12g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
65mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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This is my "fail-safe, go-to" recipe anytime I need to take cookies anywhere, especially around the holidays. Thanks for keeping it online! I first saw it in a magazine about 10 years ago & I've been making them ever since.

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very light and delicious. One of my favorite cookies!

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This cookie was my BFF's mother's favorite which I baked often for her, over many years. We lost her recently and wanted all of her favorites for the luncheon after her funeral. I baked 7 1/2 dozen (all eaten), people raved over the cookie and each want the recipe. This is a buttery and delectable cookie, plus fun to make. Thank you for such a great recipe and also helping to create a lovely memory of such a beautiful and loved woman.

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Love these cookies too. They go fast at the Church bake sale. In my experience, an insulated cookie sheet is the best kind to use. As other reviewers have said, 1 minute too long and they will get too brown and crunchy. They still taste good but not as attractive. I start checking a minute before the least recommended cooking time. I also make about a half batch more of the glaze. I tend to "overglaze" and run out before I'm finished. I'd rather have extra glaze than trying to scrape off every last drop of glaze in the bowl to make it through frosting the last few cookies. I also like to add a teaspoon of vanilla along with the almond flavoring to the glaze.

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My family loves these cookies! I've been making them for years and they are the first ones requested at holiday time. No problems with baking, always come out perfect every time. I under bake slightly so they stay soft. Glaze has been tinted many different colors depending on the season.

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Has anyone tried this with Vanilla extract? Is it good?

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Generally there is enough butter in the dough so the cookie does not stick when baked. If in doubt you can bake the cookies on parchment and then they will not stick at all.

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I'm curious about whether the test kitchen recommends greasing the cookie sheets before baking.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
Generally there is enough butter in the dough so the cookie does not stick when baked. If in doubt you can bake the cookies on parchment and then they will not stick at all.
Posted January 13, 2014

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I have been making these cookies for years. Yes, they are always the first to go whenever I bring them to an event also. May sisters and mother love them. Too rich for the kids in my family. I am looking forward to making them with the glaze this year. I always run out of time to glaze them. You do need to make sure that you watch them when baking. One minute too long in the oven and they are too brown. My family still eats them, but they just don't look pretty. Thanks for a great recipe.

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The dough melted all over the sheet. It was a mess. So disappointed! Ans yes I am a seasoned cook!

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This is by far my all-time favorite cookies recipe. Everyone loves them! They are a Christmas Cookie staple in our home.

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I have made this recipe for years now. If I take them anywhere they are the first tray to be emptied. I get a kick out of everyone who is raving about them and asking who made these?

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I love this recipe! I have made it many times. The tricky part I think is making sure you don't over-bake the cookies. Once they are brown they will be crunchy, dry and not as good. I always check them at the shortest cooking time. I've also had better luck or worse luck depending on the cookie sheet I use. When it's a good quality one, they turn out better more consistently. I love the glaze and the sliced almonds on top are so elegant. Thanks for the recipe!!

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My husband LOVES these and would give them a 5-star rating. He says they are "addictive." I like them, but not as much as he did. For the first batch, I left in for 8 minutes and they are more chewy. For the remainder, I left them in about 10 minutes and made them crispy with light brown edges - the way my husband likes them. I had to keep adding liquid (part water, part half and half cream) to the powdered sugar glaze to get it to the right consistency to drizzle over cookies. Not my favorite cookie recipe, but definitely good, and one I will make again.

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I am sorry to hear you were disappointed. I re-tested the recipe. Mixing the dough until creamy is not a correct term. You need to mix the cookie dough at leat 5 minutes until the butter in the recipe coats the flour and the cookie dough comes together in a ball. It is important to chill the dough in the refrigerator about 30 minutes if you question whether the dough is too soft or not. if too soft the cookies will spread while they bake. Hope these tips help you with cookie baking!

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I made these cookies for the first time for Christmas last year and everyone loves them. I made them again this year and have been asked several times for the recipe. This is a keeper and will be made each year!!!

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Sooooooo dissapointed!!!! With all the rave reviews I was really expecting these cookies to b amazing!! Not so much :( 1) Dough was hard to work with.....hard to form into balls.....recipe says until creamy??? Not creamy at all... 2) In oven its like what i could form into a cookie just melted everywhere!!!! Tried two batches...one with butter at room temp and one still cool but softened. I had to reread recipe to make sure there were no eggs in recipe I was missing. I was so mad last night trying to make these cookies......such a waste of time. Constelllation is what I did make---however unpretty tasted good??? Anybody have any suggestions to help!!! Cuz I think these could b amazing, never had such a hard time with a recipe

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
I am sorry to hear you were disappointed. I re-tested the recipe. Mixing the dough until creamy is not a correct term. You need to mix the cookie dough at leat 5 minutes until the butter in the recipe coats the flour and the cookie dough comes together in a ball. It is important to chill the dough in the refrigerator about 30 minutes if you question whether the dough is too soft or not. if too soft the cookies will spread while they bake. Hope these tips help you with cookie baking!
Posted December 31, 2012

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This is the BEST almond flavored cookie recipe. Everyone loves this recipe. I make them very small, bite size and I under bake them a little so they stay soft. Instead of spreading on the frosting I tint it baby blue and put in a baggie, cut the corner of the baggie and drizzle it over the cookies. They are so festive looking and delicious!!!! TRY THIS RECIPE< IT WILL NOT DISSAPOINT!

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A new favorite recipe this year. The glaze and almond petals add such a nice look on a cookie plate.

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One of my favorite cookie recipes. Easy, and so good!

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