No need to invest in a special cutter for these cute Easter cookies. Simply use a knife to trim long, thin triangles or the almond-laced sugar cookie dough.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Almond Cookie Dough:
Almond Frosting:


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium for 1 minute or until well combined. Add eggs, sour cream, vanilla, almond extract; beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until combined. Beat in sliced almonds. Cover; chill dough 2 to 3 hours or until firm enough to handle.

  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Using a floured knife, cut into 2- to 4-inch-long carrot shapes, dipping knife in flour between cuts as necessary. Arrange 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 6 minutes or until edges are golden. Let cookies cool on a wire rack.

  • For frosting: In a large bowl beat butter and salt with a mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add milk until smooth. Add almond extract; beat until smooth. Tint frosting to desired shade of orange. Using a star tip or other shape, pipe frosting over cookies. Top with almond slices for carrot stems.


If using liquid food coloring, use a 3:1 ratio of yellow to red to make the frosting orange.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; 14 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 185 mg sodium. 44 mg potassium; 29 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 21 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 392 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 21 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 34 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious flavor but keep in mind the cookies puff up while baking so your cut out triangle mat not end up looking like a carrot. My suggestion: buy a carrot cookie cutter. Also, I wasn¿t so pleased with the almonds stuck into the cookie. Next time I¿ll figure out how to add green at the top.