Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lemon Almond Wedding Cookies

These are the first cookies I made in 2017 and they have set the bar high for all cookies to follow.  If you make just one cookie recipe this year - this is the one to make.  I know that is a rather bizarre statement to make when we are only two months into the year, but I just know that nothing will surpass the light lemony goodness of these little gems.

I hope you enjoy these delectable delights and I look forward to sharing more recipes with you in the coming weeks and months.  We will see if this one remains #1 in my kitchen and yours too!

Lemon Almond Wedding Cookies

adapted from The Pioneer Woman Food and Friends

2 sticks butter, unsalted and softened
 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 t. lemon extract
1/2 t. almond extract
1 T. lemon juice
2 lemons, zested
1 c. almond flour
2 c. flour
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1 1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted (sifting is optional)

Cream the butter and sugar well with a stand or hand mixer.  Beat in the salt, lemon and almond extracts, lemon juice and the zest.  Mix in the almond flour.  On low speed, add the flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing just until blended. 

Refrigerate the dough for at least 45 minutes. (you can make this the night before and let it chill overnight).  Just bring it out about 30 minutes before you want to start scooping the dough.  Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 325.

Use a 2 tsp. scoop and place the dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until done.  Wait a minute or two (no longer) and toss the baked cookies into the sifted powdered sugar and then let them cool on a wire rack.


When they are completely cool, toss them again in the powdered sugar so they are well coated.
Makes about 4 dozen.


These are a little extra work, but soooooo worth it. They melt in your mouth!

I shared a small plate of cookies with each of my two neighbors and they raved for days!  Now that is what I call a cookie baking success!

Just this past week I made another batch, shared with the same neighbors and they were grinning from ear to ear!   I love doing things that make people happy!



ENJOY!!!

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I am a mother to three and Grammy to two beautiful granddaughters and one very handsome little grandson.  Was born and raised in southern California and am happy to call it home.  I fill my days with volunteer work, paper crafting, needlework of all kinds and cooking and baking.   I am blessed with wonderful family and friends who fill my heart on a daily basis.