Orange-Almond Cookies

Enjoy these nutty cookies flavored with orange - a delicious baked dessert.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup finely chopped slivered almonds

Glaze

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons almond extract
4
to 5 teaspoons water

Topping

1/4
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 375°F). In medium bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel and 1 teaspoon almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in flour, salt and almonds until well blended.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 1 inch apart. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir all glaze ingredients, adding enough water to make a pouring consistency. In another small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Dip tops of cookies in glaze, then dip in topping. Place cookies in miniature paper baking cups if desired.

Expert Tips

Tuck these sparkling cookies into colorful mini cupcake liners and place in a fancy candy box for the perfect hostess gift.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.