Frosted Almond Sugar Cookies

"I used to call this recipe "White Christmas Cookies" but changed the name because I was making them for all the holidays and for special occasions. Everyone in my family loves these cookies and they're always fighting over how many each other eats. The yield on these cookies depend upon the size cookie cutter used."
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24-36 cookies




  • For the cookies: In a large bowl, cream together with an electric mixer the margarine and the granulated sugar until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and the extract and beat until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until smooth. Divide the dough in half onto plastic wrap and wrap to cover.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight until firm.
  • Roll out dough to a 1/4inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut out with your favorite cookie cutter.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes. Cookies should be firm to the touch, but not brown. Cool and frost.
  • For the frosting: Mix together the confectioners sugar and the margarine.
  • Add the extract and then the milk until desired consistency. (Use less milk, if you plan to add food coloring for colored frosting) Beat until fluffy.

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I live in a small village at the foot of the Laurel Mountains with my husband, 16yr old son, and our kitty, Henrietta. I have been cooking since about the age of 8 when I surprised my mom with scrambled eggs and toast on Mother's Day I guess I fell in love with food and cooking because my mom loves to cook also. (She should, she had to cook for her family of 9 children, me being the baby.) She was always making something different and "Homemade" was what everything was. I was a homemade bread (not Wonder Bread) kid. My knowledge of cooking comes from 18 years of cooking in restaurants and from my passion for reading cookbooks. I find there is so much more to get out of a cookbook than just a recipe. And now I can add the web and Recipezaar to my resources.
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