Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 17: Brown Eyed-Susans

Brown Eyed Susans


1 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon hot water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Cream butter or margarine and 1/4 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in almond extract. Add flour and salt; mix well.
Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten middle of dough ball with thumb print. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Let cool.
To make Frosting: combine confectioner's sugar and cocoa. Add water and vanilla and mix well. Place chocolate frosting into thumb print indention of cooled cookies.

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