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Too often, fear of failure holds us back from trying something new. 

No more!

Life is a gift, so let's fully engage and try new things together and have a lot of fun doing it! ...regardless of how it turns out!

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Let's Try That Almond Melt-Away Cookies // Easy, Tasty Cookie Recipe 20 min!

Let's Try That Almond Melt-Away Cookies // Easy, Tasty Cookie Recipe 20 min!

"Teach me somethin' so I can impress somebody" - these are words I heard a friend say to his piano teacher. After the first lesson, the teacher lost his patience and said, "You are unteachable!" Though we now laugh about this, I have to believe it was less about the student and more the content of the lesson. Today's lesson is a cookie recipe, and I promise even the most culinary challenged will feel like a Top Chef with this simple, easy and super tasty recipe. Almond Melt-Away cookies are perfect for a wedding rehearsal dinner like I did or a baby or bridal shower or even a sweet cap to a weeknight dinner. INGREDIENTS: (For the Cookies) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons almond extract (For the Almond Icing) 1 cup powdered sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons milk (or sub water) 1 teaspoon almond extract DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. 3. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract, mixing until combined. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until completely combined. 4. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into small circles and then press with hands (or with the bottom of a cup) into a disk shape. Place on prepared baking sheet. 5. Bake for 8 minutes. The cookies will not look browned or cooked, but they are! Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 6. To Ice: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and almond extract – until smooth. If your icing is too thick, add a splash more milk to thin it out. Using a spoon, smooth icing onto the top of each cookie and let set for 10 minutes, or until hardened. Store in the fridge, let come to room temperature when ready to serve. If I can do it, you can do it, too! Whatcha say? Let’s try that...almond melt-away cookies! C A N D A C E C O F E R author + speaker website | instagram | facebook |
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