Monday, November 18, 2013

Almond Sugar Cookies

Just one more cookie recipe. 

Bear with me. 

Or is it BARE with me...

It must be bear.

Because Baring with me would just be weird.

This is a good recipe. A really really good recipe.

The texture and taste of these sugar cookies is like the sugar cookies that make you moan they are so delicious. 

Perfectly soft and chewy.

These are flavored with almond, but you could use any flavoring.

They are small so they don't have many calories :)

I got this recipe from Confections from the Cody Kitchen.  

I think she might have gotten waylaid by life, because she hasn't posted much in 2013. She should have kept blogging. She's got some great recipes.

If you like soft, perfectly textured sugar cookies, this is your recipe.

I mean. Look at the center of that cookie!

Get your stuff:

1 1/2 C white sugar
2/3 C unsalted butter (cold)
2/3 C shortening (room temp)
2 eggs
2 tsp almond extract
2 3/4 C cake flour
1 C all purpose flour
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Sugar in the raw or other coarse sugar. (actually I think I would prefer regular sugar and not the crunchy coarse sugar)

Make em

Preheat oven to 350.

Place silpat or parchment paper on cookie sheet.

Mix dry ingredients and set aside.

Cream sugar, butter and shortening.

Beat in eggs and almond extract.

Beat in dry ingredients 1/2 at a time. 

Combine well.

Chill dough at least 30 minutes.

Roll 2 tsp of dough into a ball, roll through sugar, and place on cookie sheet.

Bake cookies for 7 minutes.  DO NOT BAKE MORE THAN 7 MINUTES!!!

Remove from oven and gently press the tops of the cookies flat with the back of a spoon while they are still warm and pliable.  (The cornstarch keeps them from spreading so they will be mounded up).
Return bowl of dough to fridge in between baking batches.

Remove to cooling rack.  Allow to cool completely.



If you would like to see this recipe with pictures that show each step just click here.

She teaches you stuff, too. Like that cornstarch keeps the cookies from spreading out.

Now, I'm going back to Confections From the Cody Kitchen to find some other great recipes! I think Ooey-Gooey Red Velvet Chess Squares  are next . . .

Make something wonderful today!


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Colleen said...

These look Fantastic and I love a good soft cookie especially with almond flavoring in them.
I bet these would be pretty rolled in colored sugar.
Thanks 4 sharing the recipe

Kirby Carespodi said...

I am making Christmas cookies (now that butt-head has the tree up which I had to THREATEN him in order to get him to do. Sheesh.) and these look good! I have five or six "tried-and-true" recipes, but I am in the mood for something new! (Like maybe a new husband!)

Anonymous said...

Heaven, heaven, heaven! And a great laugh for the morning with bear/bare!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Looks delicious and tis the season..well almost!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I will definitely try these. Just the photo is making me drool! ;)

Susan Clark said...

Hi. New to ur blog. Just voted for your piece on Perfectly Imperfect's site as the best of 20 MMS painted pieces. Just beautiful. I've tried searching for a post on ur blog for the green painted piece you have in your heading. Can you tell me which post talks about that? Love the color and the very unusual handles! Thanks.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Susan, you are a no reply blogger, without a blog and no contact information. Hopefully you will see this reply - The answer to your question about the piece in the header - here is the link
Thanks for visiting!

Susan Clark said...

Thank you! Yes I missed that check box so just planned to keep checking back. I'm a new reader all-together, and checking blogs via my bookmarks is so time-consuming. Gotta understand "readers" and RSS and get all that going! Thank you for your prompt reply. Hope you win on Perfectly Imperfect!


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