Almond Meltaway Cookies

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It’s the holidays soon, and everyone is obsessing over easy homemade cookies recipes. When you’re unsure of what cookie recipe might be good for everyone during the holidays, this Almond Meltaway Cookies Recipe will come to rescue. It is a simple recipe that delivers a super soft shortbread style cookie bursting with almond flavor. The royal icing on the cookies also has a lightly flavored almond scent to it. If you think you can handle almond flavored cookies and icing go ahead and make this recipe. But if the almond flavor in the icing is too much to handle then you may skip or use vanilla flavor in the icing. Keep one thing in mind though that it is very important to use the real almond flavor and not just any artificial almond extract because that will just kill the recipe. As a fine touch of that Je ne se quoi, you may add slivers of almonds chopped on top of the icing, or you could also add delicate pastel colored icing to the cookies.

Since this recipe is simple, it is also quite versatile if you want to try new flavors in the recipe like for instance, you can add lemon or orange zest to the dough to give it a delightful citrus flavor. You can add cinnamon, coconut flakes, cookie butter, honey, or browned butter for a wonderful nutty aftertaste. As an alternative, you can also dip these cookies in chocolate ganache or put a thick chocolate frosting on top. On special occasions such as kids’ birthday parties, you can coat the cookies in rainbow sprinkles or try topping with marshmallows covered in chocolate to make it look edgy and fun. If you like the cookies to be a bit crunchy, you may have to bake them a little longer bake them for 12 minutes or so and wait until they turn dark golden brown. But if you prefer them soft then it is better to stick to 8 or 10 minutes. Make sure to place the dough at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet before you transfer them to the oven since the dough tends to expand a tiny bit.

When we think of making easy homemade cookies, we always imagine them to have either chocolate chips or caramel or something extra to embellish them to the point where they become too rich. It’s quite uncommon for most of us to imagine eating just plain cookies but sometimes that’s just what you might need. A simple and soft sugar cookies recipe that speaks elegance and taste. This recipe also uses just everyday ingredients from your kitchen pantry, so there is no need to look for an exhaustive list of items at the grocery store. For a simple sugar cookie recipe like this one, you don’t need to chill the dough before baking. You can whip the ingredients and bake them straight away in the oven. However, if you happen to have used warm butter in this recipe, you might end up having flatter cookies. To avoid this, you can just pop the dough for about 20 minutes in the fridge to add firmness, and they will come out just right when you bake them.

Thank you to Jessica at The Novice Chef Blog recipe website for sharing this delicious Almond Meltaway Cookies Recipe with us. Do visit Jessica’s website for more dessert recipes. This soft sugar cookies recipe with almond flavor is a sweet treat everyone in the family will enjoy. Make them during the holidays and your friends and family will be thanking you!

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