1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 egg yolks, beaten 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg yolks in, one at a time. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill dough. Roll dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press dough with any press or glass dipped in sugar.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove immediately from cookie sheet and cool.
I first downloaded this recipe on January 13th of 2001. It is kid tested; I have seven in my house, and the kids love them. I have made this recipe every year since 2001 and it is always a christmas favorite. I came back to this site because routinely I misplace this recipe and wanted a backup. I give it five stars, two thumbs, and all of my toes up!
Dec 2, 2010
jesse COMMENT: The recipe is so too sweet... even my friend which we called her cookie monster couldnt accept the sweetness...
When i try it, it numbs my tongue. Even though the crunchiness is good, but the recipe is definitely putting up TOO MUCH SUGAR!!!
I put too much hope on it, its not even up to a normal expectation.
Oct 22, 2008
Guest Foodie COMMENT: Hi I can't use cream of tarter in my food.Can the taste will be same or not or do u have any alternate for this ing.
Sep 15, 2008
Nice, not too crisp. Just like expensive imported Belgian cookies. I added sliced almonds inside and on top before baking. They were pretty, too.