Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Easy & Fast Melt in your mouth Sugar Cookies

{recipe & pic from} The Sister Cafe 

Almond (or Lemon) Sugar Cookies

adapted from Your Home Based Mom via Frosted Bake Shop
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. almond OR lemon extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Glaze: 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. almond or lemon extract, 4-5 tsp. milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar and extract in a large bowl. Mix well, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients. Beat 1 to 2 more minutes. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and flatten balls to 1/4 inch thickness with the bottom of a floured glass dipped in sugar.

Bake at for 7-9 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. I like mine almost under-baked, remember they stiffen up as they cool. Cool 1 minute.

Stir together glaze ingredients with a wire whisk. Decorate cooled cookies with glaze and sprinkles.

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