Scandinavian Almond Cookies

Scandinavian Almond Cookies

Ingredients

Cookie base

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 cups Baking Free gluten-free All Purpose Flour (248 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Cookie base topping

  • 3 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5-6 teaspoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Directions

Cookie base
Step 1
Combine 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup softened butter in stand mixer bowl and beat on medium until creamy. Add egg and continue to beat. Mix together the dry ingredients--flour, baking powder, almond flour and salt. Add to sugar mixture and mix together thoroughly.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide dough into 2 halves. Shape into 2 logs 12X3-inches on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Cookie base topping
Step 3
Brush each log with milk and generously sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Cut into 1-inch slices. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Glaze
Step 4
In a small bowl, stir the powdered sugar, almond extract and milk together until desired consistency to drizzle on cookies. Drizzle the glaze and sprinkle the remaining sliced almonds.