Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Sweet Treat on a Snowy Day

So, what are you all doing on this snowy evening? If you are like me, you are getting a little cabin fever. When I get that way I like to whip up some cookies. Here is a great go to recipe that takes ingredients often found around the house. Enjoy!
Fire Level: yellow

Almond Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Step 1: Preheat the Oven
Duh! For any baking recipe the first step is always to preheat the oven. In this case it's to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Mix up the "wet" ingredients
Mix the sugar, butter, vanilla, almond, and egg until creamy

Step 3: Mix the "dry" ingredients
Mix the flour, powder, and salt together

Step 4: Combine
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue to beat until well blended.

Step 5: Choose your baking method
Choose whether you want to make almond bars or cookies. Either spread the dough onto a greased cookie sheet for bars or place teaspoon full amounts of dough onto the cookie sheet to make individual cookies.

Step 6: Bake
Bake 'em up! cook 7-9 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

Step 7: Serve
If you are making bars, cut the cookie sheet into strips. Let cool and serve!

Step 8: Frost
If you'd like, you can frost the cookies. Simply mix some powdered sugar and milk together until the frosting is the right thickness.

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