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Almond Sparkle Cookies

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 38 servings
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These cute and easy holiday almond cookies sparkle like freshly fallen snow!

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/3
cup roasted blanched whole almonds
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/3
cup coarse sugar
1/2
cup powdered sugar
3
to 4 teaspoons milk
1/4
teaspoon almond extract

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor, place almonds. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until finely ground.
  • 3 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add flour and ground almonds; stir with spoon or hands until well blended.
  • 4 Shape dough into 38 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in coarse sugar. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 5 Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 6 In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, milk and almond extract, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor, place almonds. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until finely ground.
  • 3 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add flour and ground almonds; stir with spoon or hands until well blended.
  • 4 Shape dough into 38 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in coarse sugar. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 5 Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 6 In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, milk and almond extract, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Expert Tips

To toast almonds, heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in ungreased shallow pan. Bake 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown.

Look for coarse sugar in gourmet sections of supermarkets or in cake-decorating supply stores.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
59.9
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1.0g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%
Sodium
67.3mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
11.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
1.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
1.50%
2%
Iron
2.80%
3%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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