- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon almond extract or clear vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 4 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 cup butter room temp
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract or clear vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks and almond or vanilla extract.
Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir. (Note: dough will be firm, not like your normal cookie dough. Don't worry it is supposed to be this way.)
Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Don't flatten. Bake 10 to 11 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color.
In a large bowl, cream together the confectioner's sugar and butter until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and almond or vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired. Recipe makes 3 cups.
Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg