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12 Days of Cookies #11 Almond Cookies

Yummy buttery almond cookies with sliced almonds on top for a satisfying crunch. 

Cookies:

1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
sliced almonds

Glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 teaspoons water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, mix butter, sugar and almond extract. In a seperate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture 2 tablespoons at a time to the butter until completely combined. Roll into small balls and flatten slightly. Bake for 7 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cool until just warm to touch and place sliced almonds on top of each cookie. 

Combine powdered sugar, almond extract and water. Drizzle a spoonful of glaze over each cookie, covering almonds.  Let set and serve.