Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • COOKIE DOUGH
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 1
    cup butter (do not substitute margarine)
  • 2
    cups flour
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup finely chopped pecans
  • ICING
  • 1
    teaspoon melted butter
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
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DIRECTIONS

  • For cookies:
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the flour, extract and salt.
  • Stir in the pecans.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Make thumbprint in each cookie.
  • Bake at 300°F for 20-30 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • For Icing:
  • Mix all Icing ingredients and thin with a little milk if needed , to make a smooth icing . You may add a drop or two of food color to tint the icing . Fill cooled cookies with icing.
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