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Pink Almond Cookies



  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Red food coloring


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon evaporated milk


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add almond extract, flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Add a few drops of red food coloring to the dough and swirl through mixture. Do not over-mix.
  3. Chill dough thoroughly.
  4. Roll chilled dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten balls slightly.
  5. Bake for exactly 10 minutes.
  6. While cookies are baking, mix together the glaze ingredients.
  7. Glaze cookies while warm.

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