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English Almond Tea Cakes
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2/3 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon milk

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds


1/3 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together flour, cocoa and baking powder in small bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar, butter, milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in almonds.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Melt chocolate chips, shortening and 1/8 teaspoon almond extract in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Dip tops of cookies in glaze. Let stand 30 minutes or until glaze is firm.

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