Thursday, May 12, 2011

Almond Cookie Cake

You're going to love this one! It's really easy to make and you probably have most of the ingredients already. It's like a giant, dense, almond flavored sugar cookie. Hello, love.

Cream together:

1 ½ cups sugar

1 1/2 sticks melted butter

Then add:

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups + 2 Tablespoons flour

Mix together and spread into a greased quiche dish. Sprinkle top with almond slices and granulated sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

EDIT: I experimented a bit with this recipe since the original posting, and found that if you make these in cupcake tins (no paper liners, just sprayed with baking Pam) they are INCREDIBLE. Seriously, no one was able to resist them. They are possibly the best cookie I've ever made. The first comment from everyone was that they thought it was marzipan because of all the chewy goodness. Please, for the love of Pete, make these. If you don't make any other of my recipes, at least try this one. I'm sorry but I don't remember the exact baking time on these - just take them out when they are beginning to get golden and perfect :-)