glazed almond cookies
Ingredients:
  • (1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp.) “8 grams fat per Tablespoon”
    margarine
  • (1/4 cup) almond paste
  • (2 Tbsp.) fat free half and half
  • (1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp.) granulated sugar
  • (2 1/4 tsp.) almond extract, divided
  • (1 cup) whole wheat flour
  • (1 cup) unbleached white flour
  • (1/2 tsp.) baking powder
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (2/3 cup) powdered sugar
  • (2 tsp.) water
  • (2/3 cup) sliced almonds, toasted
Servings

22

Dessert

Glazed Almond Cookies

Almond butter cookies topped with an almond sugar glaze and more sliced, toasted almonds.

Preparation Time

About 20 minutes

Cook Time

About 10 minutes

    Instructions

  1. 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Place parchment paper on 2 baking sheets.
  2. 2Whisk together wheat and white flours, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. 3Rub almond paste between your fingers to break it up into a large bowl. Add margarine, use an electric mixer to cream together. Add half and half, sugar and 1 1/4 tsp. almond extract, beat until combined.
  4. 4Gradually add flour mixture to to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. 5Place 1/4 cup sugar into a small bowl. Spray the bottom of a drinking glass with cooking spray, dip in sugar and flatten each cookie. When sugar runs out, re-spray and re-dip
    into sugar.
  6. 6Bake 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract and 1-2 tsp. water in a small bowl. When cookies are cool, top with glaze and sliced almonds.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie



Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 140
  • Total Fat 5.5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 19.5 g
  • Protein 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol < 1 mg
  • Sodium 74 mg
  • Fiber 1.5 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Cookies and Brownies

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy, Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.