Iced Almond Gems

These easy to make Iced Almond Gens are one of the best cookies you can make, they are simple, have beautiful flavour and are great on cookie trays!

It’s 10 to 12, Christmas night. I am just finishing up the last of the apple cider, breaking out the wine momentairly. 4 litres of turkey stock is cooling on the counter. Thoughts of turkey buns are not far off.

Surrounded by baking, that is the one thing that I did not have on my to do list,  thanks to the Cookie Exchange we had earlier in the week. It was fantastic having everyone down, we had a lot of great laughs and everyone went home with overflowing bags of goodies.

First I was going to make Rosettes. Then after seeing some great posts from my friend Annapet over at The Daily Palette, I  changed my mind to Macarons. Being that is was days before Christmas,  work got super busy and all ideas went out the window. Short on time I decided to go with one of my go to cookie recipes that is quick, tastes fabulous and is not a common one that anyone else would make, I choose the Iced Almond Gems.

Iced Almond Cookies

Iced Almond Gems
 
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Recipe type: Cookie
Ingredients
  • Cookie:
  • 2½ cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon of almond extract
  • Icing:
  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of almond extract
  • 2 - 4 teaspoons of water
Instructions
  1. Cookie:
  2. Grease 2 cookie sheets and set aside.
  3. In a bowl stir the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla and almond extract with an electric mixer until combined.
  6. Beat in the flour mixture until combined.
  7. Using about a teaspoon of dough, roll into a ball; and place on the cookie sheet placing 1 inch apart.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  9. Move to a wire rack to cool.
  10. Icing:
  11. Combine the sugar, extract and water.
  12. Frost with icing and decorate with sprinkles.
  13. Let dry.

Grease 2 cookie sheets and set aside. In a bowl stir the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla and almond extract with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in the flour mixture until combined.

Iced Almond Cookies

Using about a teaspoon of dough, roll into a ball; and place on the cookie sheet placing 1 inch apart. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Move to a wire rack to cool.

Frost with icing and decorate with sprinkles. Let dry.

Iced Almond Cookies

 

 

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