Monday, December 10, 2007

Almond Snowflakes

-Recipe courtesy of Suzanne Zucca

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp almond flavoring
2 ¾ cups flour
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
Buttercream Frosting (recipe below)

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and almond flavoring. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Chill 1 hour. Roll to 1/8” thickness and cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool and decorate with buttercream frosting. Yields 1 dozen large cookies.

Buttercream Frosting-

2 sticks butter
4 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 T. milk

Cream butter and gradually add powdered sugar. Thin with milk if necessary. Decorate cookies as desired.

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