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Holiday Almond Cookies For Kids

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Here is a great recipe for a healthy cookie. These almond cookies are great to make with your kids and you both will love them. Treats such as these cookies are fun, beautiful to look at and easy to make with your kids. I'm thrilled that I can finally share these with you so you can in turn share them with your family, friends....even the man dressed in red heading down your chimney.
Ingredients
  Raw almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Egg 1 Large
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Place 1 cup of almonds in a food processor and ground for 30 seconds.

MAKING
3. Place the ground almonds, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and combine.
4. Place the butter and sugar in a standing mixer (or bowl using a hand mixer) and cream for 3-4 minutes.
5. Add the egg and almond extract and mix another minute.
6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined.
7. Using a mini ice cream scoop or a heaping tablespoon, scoop out the dough and place on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet.
8. Place one almond in the middle of each cookie.
9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
10. Remove and cool completely.

SERVING
11. Serve with a glass of warm milk.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Preparation Time: 
8 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Story
It makes me crazy when I fall in love with something I eat at a restaurant or that a friend makes but they won't divulge the recipe. Experiencing a food you love so much that you actually dream about it, only to then be deprived of ever finding out how it's made is beyond frustrating to me. Yes, these are the kinds of problems that leave me sleepless at night, though I'm sure some moms feel the same way when I preview a pic on Facebook of a new recipe I'm working on yet they can't get their hands on it until months later when I post it here on weelicious. Such is the case with these holiday Almond Cookies. I first made a batch months ago (as embarrassing as it is to admit, I get so excited about Christmas cookies that I start making them in September), posted a picture on Facebook of them in Kenya's school lunch and then had tons of moms emailing me for the recipe. I felt like such a hypocrite not being able to share it right away but I planned it for the holidays!

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