Recipe ~ Almond Meltaway Cookies


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I am once again working on the list of recipes I want to try. These almond melt away cookies from The Novice Chef Blog sounded delicious and looked so simple. I’ve accepted the fact that I am not a patient baker or chef, for that matter. I like easy recipes that are ready to consume quickly. Don’t judge. I like to taste my work right away and not have to wait for it to set for hours. This recipe fit the bill.

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract, mixing until combined. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until completely combined.
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Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into small circles and then press with hands into a disk shape. Place on prepared baking sheet.
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Bake for 8 minutes. The cookies will not look browned or cooked, but they are!
Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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To Ice: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk and almond extract – until smooth. Using a spoon, smooth icing onto the top of each cookie and let set for 10 minutes, or until hardened. Store in the fridge, let come to room temperature when ready to serve.
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This is what happens when you cover the cookies with a cloth towel overnight. The cat decides it would be a good idea to walk on them. Don’t worry, it was just a few, and those were thrown away.


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Hope you enjoyed today’s recipe. Isn’t this silver platter beautiful?! St. Vincent find for the week! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!
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Until next time.
Much love,

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  1. randomlittlefaves

     /  December 26, 2014

    You’re killing me Liz with these awesome looking cookies!! I just want to bake all weekend now, but with the holidays almost over, I have to back away from the cookies, LOL! Love the photos!


    • Thanks!! I’m glad you are liking them. It’s so much fun 🙂 I’m trying to find other recipes to make but cookies are just so quick and easy to make. I have some bread recipes I’m going to try next weekend 🙂



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