Almond Cookies



1 cup unsalted butter soft but cold

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

3 teaspoons water

For the cookies

Preheat oven to 400.

Cream together butter, sugar, and almond extract in a bowl.

In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add flour mixture 2 Tablespoons at a time to butter mixture until combined

Roll into small balls and flatten slightly.

They should look like a thick checker.

Cook for 7 minutes (they will not look done) at 400 degrees on a parchment lined pan.

Cool cookies until they are just warm and place sliced almonds on top of each cookie.

For the glaze

Combine powdered sugar, almond extract, and water.

Drizzle a spoonful of glaze on top of the almonds and cookie.
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