You guys – these Soft-Baked Frosted Almond Sugar Cookies. I can’t even.
So Valentine’s Day is coming up – do you have any plans?
I do not. Like, not in the least. I’m not dating anyone, I don’t have any friends, and my only Valentine’s are my dogs and they couldn’t care less about the day.
But I still like to celebrate, even if I’m hopelessly alone. Okay, not hopelessly. More like “forever single.” And in a weird way, I’m kind of okay with that. If my soulmate is out there, he either A) died, or B) probably realized he was gay. And that’s totally cool! I’m perfectly happy being a spinster forever, as long as I can have no less than 10 dogs at any given time…
…and the ability to eat whatever I want without judgment. Or wear sweats to bed instead of cute pajamas.
So this year, if we’re being honest, I’ll probably watch Criminal Minds reruns while spoon-feeding myself Ben & Jerry’s sandwiched between these cookies because you only live once and I don’t have anyone to impress. SCORE.
Make ’em for yourself. Or for your Valentine. Or for a Monday in February. You won’t be disappointed!
*adapted from this Best Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies recipe
Soft-Baked Frosted Almond Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tarter
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups plus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 cans vanilla frosting or use your favorite vanilla buttercream recipe
- Pink food coloring
- Assorted sprinkles
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, oil, white sugar and powdered sugar until creamy and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the vanilla and almond extracts and the eggs until combined. Lastly, add in the baking soda, cream of tarter, salt and flour and beat slowly until combined. Refrigerate the dough for at LEAST one hour, up to overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners. Drop rounded Tablespoonfuls of dough 1-2" apart from one another on the baking sheets and bake for approx. 9-11 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time, until golden and set. Cool on the baking sheets for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Allow cookies to cool completely before frosting them. To make the frosting, stir the desired amount of pink food coloring into the vanilla frosting. Fill a piping bag with a closed star tip and pipe or spread the frosting onto the cooled cookies; top with assorted sprinkles. Allow frosting to set for about 15 minutes before serving.
Buttery, tender, soft and sweet, these cookies will soon become a new favorite! The best part is that they’re a cinch to make and can be made for any occasion!
Have a super sweet day!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
lol HAYLEY-you’re still young. Your soulmate could still be alive and straight you silly head 😛
I’m terrible at celebrating Valentine’s Day because my hubby isn’t a huge fan. Whatev. Maybe I’ll make myself these pretty cookies 😛
Totally make yourself these cookies!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I’m such a sucker for anything almond flavored! These look amazing!
Thanks so much Julie!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Haha, A or B. You’re hilarious (and I still think it’s “C” – he’s still out there. 🙂 )
Haha, let’s hope so!
Michele @ Alwayzbakin says
Right? So much easier to snuggle with doggies!
These are absolutely divine! I topped them with a fluffy almond buttercream and could not stop eating them! The cookie is so light and melts in your mouth! Definitely my go-to recipe for an almond craving. Thank you so much!
Jamie, so happy to hear how much you loved them!
This also the copycat recipe for An extremely successful cookie chain Cookie Cottage in Fort Wayne. I he secret flavor to their most irresistible signature iced sugar is almond paste, topped with almond paste buttercream icing-yum!
Katie Butman says
Hello, there! I was really sad when I read your “I don’t have any friends,” comment. I’m your friend – really. I’m a 59 year old gal in Madison, WI and I adore your recipes AND your authenticity. I feel as if I know you from your Insta stories and your writing. I know your heart touches so many; know that you DO have friends.
And, if you keep peering around, and keep looking, and if you want to, I’ll bet there is a Mister Right out there for you. #trustmeonthatone
So delicious. And I have so many to share.
These are amazing! Very easy to make, and I ended up with 49 cookies.