Almond Sugar Cookies

almond-cookies

I’ve been looking forward to today for a number of reasons. First of all, my dear Victoria of Vmac and Cheese has organized a massive virtual Christmas cookie swap (and an abundance of Christmas cookies is NEVER a bad thing). And second, these cookies are RIDICULOUS. I seriously should have them under lock and key for I constantly fear I’ll devour them all in one sitting. A friend of mine gifted me the new Kinfolk cookbook as an early Christmas gift so I grabbed the recipe from there. If you do anything this weekend, making these bad boys should be it. 

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And make sure you check out the rest of the cookies in our blogger cookie swap! They are as follows: 
Vmac and Cheese: Gingerbread Sandwiches
Lemon Stripes: Peppermint Bark Cookies
The Average Girl’s Guide: Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Savor Home: Red Velvet Cookies
Clara Persis: Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
House of Earnest: Chocolate Dipped Lemon Shortbread
Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dark Chocolate Orange Almond Biscotti
Julip Made: Chocolate Espresso Cookies w. Spiced Whipped Mascarpone
Fleur de Sel: Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Click below for the recipe…

Almond Sugar Cookies
Yields 48
The perfect Christmas treat
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Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
101 calories
13 g
20 g
5 g
1 g
3 g
29 g
34 g
7 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
29g
Yields
48
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101
Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups All-purpose flour
  2. 1 tbsp. Baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp. salt
  4. 1 cup Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  5. 1 cup Sugar
  6. 2 large Eggs
  7. 1/4 cup Milk
  8. 1 tsp. Almond extract
  9. slivered almonds (optional)
FOR THE ICING
  1. 1 cup Icing sugar
  2. 2 tbsp. Cream cheese, room temperature
  3. 2 tbsp. Unsalted butter, room temperature
  4. 1/2 tsp. Almond extract
  5. Milk, as required
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. 2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt
  3. 3. Beat the butter and sugar together in separate bowl for 2 minutes, using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy
  4. 4. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating completely after each addition (and scraping down bowl as necessary)
  5. 5. Turn mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk
  6. 6. Form mixture into two balls, wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for one hour
  7. 7. Dust your work surface with a light coating of flour and roll out your dough until it's 1/4" thick. If dough is sticky, add more flour.
  8. 8. Using cookie cutters of your choosing (or the rim of a glass!) cut the dough out and place each piece 1" apart on a lined cookie tray.
  9. 9. Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating trays halfway through.
  10. 10. Let cool on rack completely before icing.
FOR THE ICING
  1. 1. Cream together the icing sugar, cream cheese, butter and almond extract until well combined.
  2. 2. If too thick, add milk 1 tsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  3. 3. Spread onto cool cookies, top with a few sliced almonds, let sit for 10 minutes and enjoy!
Adapted from The Kinfolk Table
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calories
101
fat
5g
protein
1g
carbs
13g
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Adapted from The Kinfolk Table
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COMMENTS (25)
25 Responses to “Almond Sugar Cookies”
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  2. […] Shortbread from House of Earnest Dark Chocolate Orange Almond Biscotti from Cupcakes for Breakfast Almond Sugar Cookies from Lark & Linen Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies from Fleur de […]

  3. […] Snickerdoodles from Clara Persis Dark Chocolate Orange Almond Biscotti from Cupcakes for Breakfast Almond Sugar Cookies from Lark & Linen Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Spiced Whipped Mascarpone from Julip Made Brown Butter Thumbprint […]

  4. I would take yours anyway in the cookie swap. LOVE almond flavored sweeties. x

  5. […] Shortbread from House of Earnest Dark Chocolate Orange Almond Biscotti from Cupcakes for Breakfast Almond Sugar Cookies from Lark & Linen Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Spiced Whipped Mascarpone from Julip Made Brown Butter Thumbprint […]

  6. These look so delicious. The Kinfolk cookbook must be fantastic-your pictures are so pretty they could be in the cookbook! I definitely want to make these.

    • Jacquelyn says:

      yep, you’re my new favourite person! Thank you!! The cookbook is really great (though this is the only thing I’ve made from it so far. It’s just so pretty to look at!)

  7. […] from House of Earnest Dark Chocolate Orange Almond Biscotti from Cupcakes for Breakfast Almond Sugar Cookies from Lark & Linen Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Spiced Whipped Mascarpone from Julip Made […]

  8. Yum yummmmy!! This looks so delish! We are going to go to the store so I’m going to have to pick up some of these ingredients. Will have to check out the others!

  9. I saw these in the book! You made them look beautiful and I know they taste that way, too!

  10. Jamie Levine says:

    These look AWESOME!!!!!!

  11. These look amazing Jacquelyn! And so beautifully styled. xoxo

  12. These look absolutely wonderful. I love the subtle sweetness of almond anything so I’ll be having to try these stat! Also a big fan of Kinfolk Mag. Big big hugs doll xo

  13. Mouth is watering, Jac!!! These look so good and the cookie swap is such a great (and delicious) idea!! And also, since this recipe is in the Kinfolk Cookbook, makes me want to buy it even more! xo

  14. These look wonderful. I’ve been looking for a good iced cookie and this might just fit the bill — thank you so much for posting this! Love your blog, Jacquelyn.

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  16. […] recipe.  You could add it to both the icing and cookie batter itself.  I am planning to make these almond cookies soon, and I think I’ll also try a version substituting rosemary for […]

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