Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing

Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing layout You may recognize these Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing as my Halloween Sugar Cookies and you’re right. They’re exactly the same. But somehow, when I was looking at the page to make our Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing to give to friends, it simply didn’t feel right. I figured that if I was having a hard time using Halloween pictures to make Christmas cookies, well, probably you were having a hard time, too. Or even worse, not using Dirty Laundry Kitchen to make your Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing at all. Imagine my horror. Today, might have been my favorite time to date making these Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing, because my daughter and her daycare class all helped me out in the kitchen. Each child stamped out their own cookie, waited patiently as they baked, and then tromped back to school where these (unfrosted) cookies were the afternoon snack. Meanwhile I decorated the rest of these Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing. Since I forgot how intense the gel food coloring I use is, I ended up with some seriously intense colors this year. But I really like them. And I may have eaten a couple while fantasizing about the many years ahead of watching Leisel be in charge of these Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing.

Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing
Yields 40
These festive Old School Sugar Cookies taste even better than they look because of their rich buttery icing with an almond extract surprise.
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 min
121 calories
19 g
17 g
5 g
1 g
3 g
33 g
65 g
16 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
33g
Yields
40
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121
Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 17mg
6%
Sodium 65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
0%
* 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. ¼ pound butter
  2. ¾ cup sugar, plus more for rolling them out
  3. 1 egg
  4. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  5. ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  6. 1 ¼ cups flour, plus more for rolling them out
  7. ⅛ teaspoon salt
  8. ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  1. ½ teaspoon almond extract and food coloring
  2. 1 stick butter
  3. 4 + cups powdered sugar
  4. milk to adjust the consistency
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract. Beat well.
  3. Add salt and baking powder. Mix well.
  4. Add the flour in two additions. You may add a tablespoon of milk if you think it’s too dry.
  5. Press into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. roll out sugar cookie dough
  6. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  7. Roll out the dough on a sugar and flour mix.
  8. Stamp out the cookies in lots of festive shapes.
  9. Place them on a lined baking sheet (this protects them from being over cooked on the bottom). Bake 8-10 minutes. For a softer cookie, roll them thicker. For a crisp cookie, roll thin.
  10. Let cool.
  11. Make the buttercream.
  12. Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing spread
  13. Decorate with candy, gel pens, frosting, anything edible!
Notes
  1. This recipe doubles easily. But you really don't need to double the frosting- one batch is plenty.
Adapted from Fannie Farmer
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calories
121
fat
5g
protein
1g
carbs
19g
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Adapted from Fannie Farmer
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Old School Sugar Cookies with Almond Icing polar bear Can you see the tiny gold stars on these polar bears? I think I’ve always made my polar bears blue, at least when it comes to sugar cookies, but this year I really loved these polar bear constellation cookies. This is part of what I really love about holiday traditions- it’s never really the same game twice and I love finding that childlike joy of remembering all the years past but adding the experience of another attempt.


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