Italian Almond/amaretto (or Anisette) Cookies W/ Icing
Italian Almond Cookies w/ Icing and SprinklesCookie
- ½ cup butter softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 2-3 Tbsp milk
- 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or non-stick liners
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.
- Add eggs one at a time mixing after each addition. Add almond extract.
- Blend flour and baking powder. Start by adding a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture then add 1 Tbsp milk. Add another third of the flour mixture and another tablespoon of milk.. Finally mix in enough of the remaining flour mixture until your dough is like a brownie batter (it should be softer than a drop cookie dough).
- Use a small cookie scooper to make simple round drop cookies–use wet fingers to pat any rough edges.
- Bake cookies 10-12 minutes–they won’t be brown but the insides will be soft and cake like.
- Mix sugar milk and extract to make a sugar glaze. Hold cookie in your hand and paint with finger–cover entire cookie with glaze and sit on a baking rack with wax paper underneath to catch any drippings. Immediately top with sprinkles before glaze dries.
- Allow icing to harden overnight; then store in air tight containers or freeze.
These freeze well!NOTES: You can use anisette instead of almond extract in these cookies. Substitute the almond extract to anisette extract in the cookie and cut the amount of anisette to 1/8- 1/4 tsp. anisette flavoring in the glazeThis article and recipe adapted from this site