This is my version of our local bakery’s popular iced pumpkin cookies. No pumpkins were harmed in their making – they’re almond honey cookies!
These are the favorite of my daughter who lives in Chicago. I bring them with me whenever I visit. The decorations change with the seasons!!
1 cup room temperature salted butter
3/4 to 7/8 cup honey
1 tsp almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
4 cups powdered sugar
2 TBL room temp. butter
1-1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup condensed milk
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream together 1 cup butter, honey, egg and 1 tsp. almond extract. Mix together flour and baking powder.
Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
Roll out on lightly floured surface, 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Cut out circles.
Bake until edges just start to turn light golden (about 7 min)
Remove cookies to wire rack. Cool just slightly.
Drop orange frosting (see below) on warm cookies and spread out slightly until it runs over the edge.
Let cool completely. Paint faces with black food coloring (see below) Store in air tight container.
While cookies are in the oven in a bowl add powdered sugar, 2TBL butter, 1-1/2 tsp. almond extract ,orange food coloring (1 drop red and two drops yellow) and enough of the hot water to make a consistency that just barely runs off of spoon.
Black Food Coloring “Paint”
Mix three drops each of red, blue and yellow food coloring. Add to 1/4 cup of condensed milk. Paint or stencil faces on cooled cookies.
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