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Comments {White Chocolate Frosted Almond Sugar Cookies}

First off…

I got my shot glass from my girl Alyssa!!! I love it… isn’t it so cute???

Next, I just want to say thank you for all of the comments I’ve been getting on my blog lately!!  Each and every one makes me feel SO good!! I can’t even express it, but thanks for all the love!  Rachel wrote a blog post the other day about comments and it got me thinking, so I’m stealing this topic from you Rachel! 🙂

Commenting is a very important aspect of blogging.  I love leaving comments on other people’s blogs because I know I like to know what people think of what I write.  (A.K.A. I love knowing your thoughts, guys!  If you love it, tell me.  If you hate it, tell me!) I wish I was able to reply back to comments right on my blog, but Blogger doesn’t let you do that.  I know WordPress does, though.  So I went on a search and found this!   I’m still trying to get it to work… and not succeeding.  If anyone can help me, that would be great.


–Edit— I just signed up with Disqus (dis-cuss) for commenting and I can now reply to everyone individually and keep track of all of my comments on all of your blogs. Yay!! 🙂  Check it out if you find yourself having the same commenting problems as me.


Anyway, I made these cookies to take with me to meet Guy Klinzing and he liked them.  I brought them all and they were all gone by the end of the day.  They’re easy and the almond extract makes the cookie, in my opinion.  They a little crispy, but they still have a little bit of chewiness to them and adding almond extract to the frosting made it taste awesome!

White Chocolate Frosted Almond Sugar Cookies
Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

White Chocolate Frosting 
 
Click here for frosting.  I just switched the vanilla out with almond extract!

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in almond extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray; dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, dipping glass in sugar again as needed.
  • Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, almond extract and enough water to achieve glaze consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired; drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

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Comments {White Chocolate Frosted Almond Sugar Cookies}

First off…

I got my shot glass from my girl Alyssa!!! I love it… isn’t it so cute???

Next, I just want to say thank you for all of the comments I’ve been getting on my blog lately!!  Each and every one makes me feel SO good!! I can’t even express it, but thanks for all the love!  Rachel wrote a blog post the other day about comments and it got me thinking, so I’m stealing this topic from you Rachel! 🙂

Commenting is a very important aspect of blogging.  I love leaving comments on other people’s blogs because I know I like to know what people think of what I write.  (A.K.A. I love knowing your thoughts, guys!  If you love it, tell me.  If you hate it, tell me!) I wish I was able to reply back to comments right on my blog, but Blogger doesn’t let you do that.  I know WordPress does, though.  So I went on a search and found this!   I’m still trying to get it to work… and not succeeding.  If anyone can help me, that would be great.


–Edit— I just signed up with Disqus (dis-cuss) for commenting and I can now reply to everyone individually and keep track of all of my comments on all of your blogs. Yay!! 🙂  Check it out if you find yourself having the same commenting problems as me.


Anyway, I made these cookies to take with me to meet Guy Klinzing and he liked them.  I brought them all and they were all gone by the end of the day.  They’re easy and the almond extract makes the cookie, in my opinion.  They a little crispy, but they still have a little bit of chewiness to them and adding almond extract to the frosting made it taste awesome!

White Chocolate Frosted Almond Sugar Cookies
Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

White Chocolate Frosting 
 
Click here for frosting.  I just switched the vanilla out with almond extract!

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in almond extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray; dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, dipping glass in sugar again as needed.
  • Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, almond extract and enough water to achieve glaze consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired; drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

"Almond Joy" Cookies

Well, I’m pretty excited.

I made up my own cookie recipe for the very first time.

Ever since Halloween, I’ve been craving Almond Joys like no other.  Once I sufficiently stuffed myself full of Almond Joy candy bars, I decided it was time to move on to bigger things.

So, being the obvious next step, I concocted an Almond Joy-like cookie and I’m very happy to inform you that it was a success!  I was so excited!!  I was not expecting them to come out the way they did, but I’m glad they did.  They don’t taste exactly like Almond Joys, but they do taste like coconut-y chocolate-y goodness, which is perfectly fine with me.

Celebrate with me!

 Beat sugar and butter.
 Combine dry ingredients.
 Combine both.
 Add in the coconut.
Mix it allllll up.
 Form into balls.
 Bake in the oven and then thumbprint them.
 Add chocolate chips to hot sweetened condensed milk.
 Mix together.
 Pour mixture into cookie “wells”.
 Add almonds.
Enjoy 🙂

Almond Joy Cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 stick butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons egg whites
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 (overflowing) tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Filling

1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
Approximately 24 almonds, 1 for each cookie

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Add in egg whites and sweetened condensed milk and beat another minute or so. 
3.  In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder.
4.  Combine with the liquid mixture until combined.
5.  Fold in coconut flakes.
6.  Form into tablespoon sized balls and drop onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
7.  Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes.  They will be slightly gooey when you take them out.  Once they come out, press your thumb into each cookie making a “well” in the center for the chocolate center.
8. While the cookies are in the oven, heat the sweetened condensed milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds, just until hot.  Add in the chocolate chips and let them sit in the milk for about a minute.  Mix until smooth. 
9. Spoon a small amount of the chocolate filling into each cookie, top with an almond.

"Almond Joy" Cookies

Well, I’m pretty excited.

I made up my own cookie recipe for the very first time.

Ever since Halloween, I’ve been craving Almond Joys like no other.  Once I sufficiently stuffed myself full of Almond Joy candy bars, I decided it was time to move on to bigger things.

So, being the obvious next step, I concocted an Almond Joy-like cookie and I’m very happy to inform you that it was a success!  I was so excited!!  I was not expecting them to come out the way they did, but I’m glad they did.  They don’t taste exactly like Almond Joys, but they do taste like coconut-y chocolate-y goodness, which is perfectly fine with me.

Celebrate with me!

 Beat sugar and butter.
 Combine dry ingredients.
 Combine both.
 Add in the coconut.
Mix it allllll up.
 Form into balls.
 Bake in the oven and then thumbprint them.
 Add chocolate chips to hot sweetened condensed milk.
 Mix together.
 Pour mixture into cookie “wells”.
 Add almonds.
Enjoy 🙂

Almond Joy Cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 stick butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons egg whites
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 (overflowing) tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Filling

1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
Approximately 24 almonds, 1 for each cookie

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Add in egg whites and sweetened condensed milk and beat another minute or so. 
3.  In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder.
4.  Combine with the liquid mixture until combined.
5.  Fold in coconut flakes.
6.  Form into tablespoon sized balls and drop onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
7.  Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes.  They will be slightly gooey when you take them out.  Once they come out, press your thumb into each cookie making a “well” in the center for the chocolate center.
8. While the cookies are in the oven, heat the sweetened condensed milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds, just until hot.  Add in the chocolate chips and let them sit in the milk for about a minute.  Mix until smooth. 
9. Spoon a small amount of the chocolate filling into each cookie, top with an almond.