Monday, November 7, 2016

Almond Sandwich Cookies

As our world gets crazier and crazier, I am spending some time thinking about the last free weekend we all had.
It was so long ago, the girl child was still in high school.

None of us got dressed.
No make up or contacts for me.
Woke up and baked some cookies, then went ahead and made some soup to reheat for dinner. (hot dog soup in case you care)

Hubby, the girl and I just sat on the couch and watched movies and TV all day.
I know, I know, I won't win "Good Parent of the Year", but we spent time. Time matters!

The girl had a homework load that rivals some colleges.
Hubby works his hands to the bone every day.
My brain is mush by the time I get done at work every day.
Every night we have something. Every weekend we have something.
It's a pace we don't want to have to keep up with all the time.

Down time is important.
Even more important, it was down time with my teenager. She chose to spend her day with us instead of the mall, or a friend, or her computer.

Maybe we should have taken a walk in the park, or something else a little more "wholesome", but I don't care.

1 Roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
½ Cup all purpose flour
½ Tsp almond extract
1 Tbsp sugar

2 Cups powdered sugar
¼ Cup butter (softened)
4 Tsp milk
¼ Tsp almond extract
1 drop red food coloring

1. Heat oven to 350
2. In large bowl, break up cookie dough
3. Stir/knead in flour and almond extract until well blended
4. Shape dough into 90 ½ inch balls
5. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets
6. Press bottom of glass dipped into granulated sugar onto each ball until ¼ inch thick
7. Prick top of each cookie with a fork
8. Bake 6-8 minutes until set but not brown
9. Cool completely
10. In small bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy
11. Spread about 1 tsp filling on bottom of half the cookies
12. Top with another cookies, press down gently
13. Store in refrigerator


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Recipe adapted from Pillsbury


  1. Down time is SO important! I know the last time I took an entire day off was when we had the hurricane here in Florida and even I felt a little guilty about it! Thanks for the recipe, I can always use another cookie recipe! Yum! Makes me want to go get in the kitchen and bake!

  2. Oh gosh...these sound so tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. I LOVE almond extract so I can't wait to try these! Pinning for later, thank you!

  4. These sound like some fun cookies! And down time is so important - sounds like you had some enjoyable downtime with the family. :)

  5. Down time really is important, especially now as life gets busier and busier. Love this fun way to make store bought sandwich cookies extra special. What a fun family activity! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

  6. This looks yummy! Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It! Hope to see you back again this week :)