Almond-Oatmeal Crispies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Homemade without hassle. Whip up a batch of almond lover's cookies in no time.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
package (7 or 8 oz) almond paste (not marzipan)
1
egg
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
1
tablespoon water
24
unblanched whole almonds

Icing

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
tablespoon water

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat butter and almond paste with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg until well blended. Stir in cookie mix and 1 tablespoon water until soft dough forms.
  • 2 Using cookie scoop (2-tablespoon size), drop dough by level scoopfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press 1 almond in center of each mound of dough.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle icing over cookies.

Expert Tips

Almond paste comes in a tube or a can. You can use either one in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.