If you love the taste of sugar cookies, but don’t want spend the entire afternoon flouring your counter top, rolling out the dough, cutting out the dough, baking the dough, decorating the cookies…
then these simple Almond Butter Sugar Cookies are for you, baby.
No rolling and cutting necessary.
Top them with a heavenly cream cheese frosting and you will be in a happy place, I tell you.
You can, of course tint the frosting any color you would like. This little pink number I’ve got going on would be great for a little girls birthday party or baby shower. Color the frosting orange for Halloween or perhaps red and green for Christmas goodies.
I baked up a batch, left the frosting white and decorated them with candy to make some cute Christmas themed cookies. You can find that post here.
Alrighty, let’s make some cookies.
Almond Butter Sugar Cookies
Time: 1 hour
Yield: 48 small cookies or 30 large cookies
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
1 C butter, softened
1 1/2 C sugar
1 t vanilla
1 t almond extract
1 t butter flavoring
3 C flour
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/4 C butter, softened
1 t vanilla
3-4 C powdered sugar
2-3 T milk
1. Cream your butter and sugar together for at least 2 minutes.
2. Add your eggs, vanilla, almond extract and butter flavoring.
Beat the mixture for another 2 minutes or until everything is nice and fluffy.
3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder
and salt. Stir it around to combine.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
5. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
6. Bake at 350 for about 7 minutes of until the tops of the cookies start to crack. Take them out of the oven and let them continue to cook on the hot sheet for several minutes.
7. Remove the cookies and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1. Place the cream cheese and butter in your stand mixer, or large mixing bowl.
2. Beat it until the two are well combined and nice and smooth.
3. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and dash of salt. Beat well. Add a bit more powdered sugar if it’s too thin, and more milk if it’s too thick.
4. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix it in.
5. Pipe the frosting on to your cooled cookies and top with sprinkle.