Almond Thumbprint Cookies With Icing Center – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

Oh wow! So simple, and can't stop eating them! Perfect cookie for kids, and Christmas parties!

These Almond Thumbprint Cookies from my grandmother and the Snowball Cookies on the blog are the easiest cookies in my holiday cookie recipes. They are also the favorites! Why spend hours on tedious cookies when these are simple and a huge crowd pleaser? Here’s the recipe:

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of margarine melted
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • optional – 1 cup of finely chopped nuts (almonds)
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 – 3 tsp. of water 
  • Gel food coloring

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl Cream margarine and sugar together
  • Add vanilla and stir in
  • In a small bowl mix the salt, flour, and nuts
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together
  • Roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter
  • Oh wow! So simple, and can't stop eating them! Perfect cookie for kids, and Christmas parties!
  • Push the center down with your thumb
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes
  • While that is baking – stir the ingredients for the icing together adding the water 1 tsp. at a time, and stopping when the icing is a nice smooth consistency but not too runny
  • If it gets too runny…just add a little more powdered sugar
  • Oh wow! So simple, and can't stop eating them! Perfect cookie for kids, and Christmas parties!
  • After the cookies are done and cooled – add a spoonful of icing to each center
  • Enjoy!

Thumbprint Cookies With Almond Flavored Icing Center
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Easy, Beautiful, and Delicious! A sure crowd pleaser at your Holiday Functions!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of margarine melted
  2. 1/4 cup of sugar
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. 1/4 tsp. salt
  5. 2 cups of flour
  6. optional - 1 cup of finely chopped nuts (almonds)
Filling
  1. 1 cup of powdered sugar
  2. 1 tsp. almond extract
  3. 2 - 3 tsp. of water
  4. Gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl Cream margarine and sugar together
  3. Add vanilla and stir in
  4. In a small bowl mix the salt, flour, and nuts
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together
  6. Roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter
  7. Push the center down with your thumb
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes
  9. While that is baking - stir the ingredients for the icing together adding the water 1 tsp. at a time, and stopping when the icing is a nice smooth consistency but not too runny
  10. If it gets too runny...just add a little more powdered sugar
  11. After the cookies are done and cooled - add a spoonful of icing to each center
  12. Enjoy!
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  1. These look amazing, and i love how easy they are to make , definitely something I could have my grandchildren help me with.. Thanks for sharing

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