Almond and Apricot Cookies, nut and fruit based delicious crisp cookies with Amaretto Liqueur to have and gift during the holidays… for the 2% of World’s population who are done with the chocolate chip drama 🙂 Holiday cookies -bake some flavorful ones for the awesome people in ur life and bring a smile on their face. I bet many would come upto you and say thank you it reminds me of my childhood . . . my mom or grandma always baked such cookies around Christmas.
Ingredients for Almond and Apricot Cookies:
All purpose flour-11/4 cup
Almond powder -1/2 cup + lil bit more (toasted slightly)
Butter- 1 stick (room temperature)
Sugar – 1/3 cup or a tbsp more according to sweetness
Cinnamon powder-1/4 tsp
Apricot chopped -1/2 cup
Cream the butter and sugar with a whisk then add cinnamon powder.
Add egg mix everything well then add the all purpose flour and almond flour mix just until well combined.
Bring the mixture together into a lump and roll it into a log shape and wrap with a cling wrap and freeze for 1-2 hours. Remove and slice into 1/2 inch thick pieces with a knife.
Arrange on a parchment lined baking tray and bake at 350 F for around 15 minutes.
Allow it to cool completely ona wire rack.
Powdered sugar – 1 3/4 cup
5 tbsp Disarrano (Amaretto Liqueur)
Whisk well .The mixture should be thick yet slightly falling consistency.
Apply the icing on the cookies. Allow it to dry and as it sits it hardens and becomes shinier.
Note: If u want to skip the liqueur for icing then use 1/2 vanilla extract and milk or water to get the same consistency.(Milk gives whiter icing fyi)
Hope u like it.
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