Almond Sweets

When sprinkled with colorful decorative candies, these Italian-style cookies become a festive addition to a Christmas cookie tray.

Almond Sweets
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Makes:
60 servings
Yields:
about 60 cookies
Prep:
35 mins
Bake:
12 mins 350°F per batch
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Almond Sweets

Ingredients
1
tablespoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
eggs
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup cooking oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
recipe Almond Icing (see recipe below)
 
Small multicolored decorative candies (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl combine eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture.
  3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  5. When cookies are cool, spread with Almond Icing. If desired, sprinkle lightly with multicolored candies. Makes about 60 cookies.

From the Test Kitchen

Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store iced cookies at room temperature for up to 3 days. Freeze undecorated cookies for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies, then decorate.

Almond Icing

Ingredients

1
cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
tablespoons milk
 
Food coloring (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk to make icing of spreading consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring.

Nutrition Facts

(Almond Sweets)
    Per serving:
  • 54 kcal cal.,
  • 2 g fat
  • 11 mg chol.,
  • 39 mg sodium,
  • 8 g carb.,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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