Almond Sand-dollar Cookies

11 May

So my baker friend and I have been on an almond kick for…a while to say the least. These cookies made it worse! Such a great texture and amazing almond flavor. And they look super cute. We made them for a party and got at least three marriage proposals…the boys love almond just as much as we do.

Almond sand-dollars

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
4  1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons almond extract
1  1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Slivered almonds and cinnamon-sugar to decorate

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in extract.
Combine the flour and salt and add to creamed mixture, mix well.
Drop tablespoons of dough into the cinnamon-sugar to coat. Set out on a lined cookie sheet. Press flat with a glass and press slivered almonds on top to make them look like sand-dollars.
Refrigerate for 1/2 an hour.
Bake at 325°F for 12-16 minutes or until edges turn golden. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

*slightly adapted from this recipe.

♥ k

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