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Frosted Chocolate Almond Cookies
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1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, cooled

1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted, finely chopped



1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 to 2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add cooled chocolate; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in almonds until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar, butter and almond extract in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough half & half for desired frosting consistency. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon frosting over each cookie. Let stand until frosting is completely set.

Tip #1

To toast almonds, heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds onto ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden brown.

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