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These easy pressed almond sugar cookies will be your new best friend! Need something fast, but pretty? Here's your answer! Pressed almond sugar cookies melt in your mouth, but require little effort. You don't need to refrigerate the dough, and you don't have to roll it out. Perfect for Valentine's Day, baby showers, and everything else, just color your frosting and these cookies will fit any occasion!
Sizing the cookies
We like to make almond sugar cookies small (20 on a half sheet pan), because they're so cute. But you can make them any size you'd like! They're just the right size for a tea party, or any event where you're serving a variety of treats.
No rolling required!
Instead of rolling out the dough, we just scoop it (you can also roll walnut-sized balls of dough) onto a cookie sheet. Next, lightly butter the bottom of a glass, dip it in sugar and smash dough balls to about ¼-inch. That's it! Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes, then let them cool. The grand finale is a swirl of buttercream frosting.
Swirls of buttercream frosting
Vanilla and almond extracts are featured in the buttercream frosting recipe. We put both flavors in the dough and in the buttercream. It's delicious! If you aren't up for almond, you can always substitute additional vanilla extract for the almond. They are great either way. But, we think the almond makes them extra special! You can frost with a table knife or pipe a little frosting flourish with a pastry bag and tip.
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For buttercream frosting
For Buttercream Frosting
1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer.
Add vanilla & almond.
2. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.
3. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
4. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g