1 cup margerine or butter 3 tbsp confectioner's sugar (icing sugar)* 1 tsp almond extract 2 cups flour Cream the butter. Add the sugar and almond extract, then flour. Roll into balls and flatten on a cookie sheet. Bake at 175 °C for 10 minutes. Decorate with a blob of choclate icing (below) and half of an almond.
1 cup icing sugar* 2 tbsp dry cocoa 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp HOT water You may want to add a bit of fat in the form of butter or margarine to make it a bit creamier.
*Icing or confectioner's sugar contains corn starch. Pure powdered sugar is difficult to find. I grind sugar in an old coffee grinder. It's a bit more coarse than I would like though.Back to recipe index