1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
3 Tablespoons dried, ground orange peel
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup finely ground almonds, toasted
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
Optional: Sprinkles, colored sugar, etc.
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add softened butter, vanilla, milk and eggs. Beat until thoroughly mixed.
For drop cookies: drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
For rolled cookies: refrigerate dough fora couple hours to chill. Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/4 thick. Cut with cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Optional: You can add sprinkles or colored sugar to the top of the cookies before baking.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to cooling rack. (Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen.)
These cookies were a favorite of my 9 year-old. She took them in her lunch to school and shared with her friends. I loved the roasted almond smell filling the house. I'll probably make these again.
Let me know if you try them!