Happy Halloween! Time to fill your candy bowl and put out those carved pumpkins. It's trick or treat night. We usually get our first guests around 6 with the wee ones.... it's really fun to answer the door and see the littles all dressed up in their cute costumes... I prefer that over scary!
We have one friend who comes over with her boys and I'll never forget this as long as I live. About 5 years ago, the doorbell rang, we answered and there stood a 4 old year batman... well obviously we knew who he was, gave him some candy, he said thanks and then he pulled off his mask and said "It's me, Marcus!" I just thought that was so adorable... he just wanted to make sure we knew who he was.... loved it!
Today's recipe is tried and true in our house and you may remember I had these as a contributor post last week with the same recipe but decorated differently.
Almond Cookies (Aunt Katies)
Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 1 hr chilling time
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Ingredients (3 dozen)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 dash salt
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 can vanilla frosting
1. Combine the first seven ingredients in a mixer (shortening will be lumpy but that is ok)
2. Mix flour and baking powder then add to liquid mixture. Refrigerate one hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350. Drop rounded 1 1/2 tablespoons on cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes and let cool completely.
4. Frost with vanilla frosting and top with sprinkles if desired.
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This recipe is really versatile - by using different color sprinkles or tinting the frosting, you could create them for any holiday or occasion.
So what do you think will be the most popular costume this year? I have a hunch there is a Unicorn coming by :)