Saturday, June 19, 2010

Almond Cookies

These are not the prettiest cookies.  Think of them like the somewhat homely girl, standing in the corner, whose beauty suddenly shines through when you start talking to her.  One bite of these babies, and your taste buds will be very happy.  They are especially tasty warm from the oven accompanied by an iced coffee.

  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup sugar or Splenda or 'Just Like Sugar'
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spritz a baking sheet with buttery spray.
  • Whisk flour, sugar/Splenda, baking powder, and baking soda together.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly.
  • Form into small balls and flatten slightly, sprinkling with additional sugar/Splenda if desired.  (These do not spread, so the shape before baking will be the shape after they're done.)
  • Bake for 8 minutes until set but not brown.
  • Let cool slightly on pan and remove to a wire rack.

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