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Almond Cookies with a Cherry or “Mix Trootfully Cookies”

Yields1 Serving

 1 cup butter (not unsalted)
 1 cup sugar
 2 egg yolks
 2 cups flour
 1 tsp almond extract
Almond Frosting
 1 tbsp butter
 1 cup powdered sugar
 1 tbsp whipping cream
 ½ tsp almond extract
 salt to taste
 maraschino cherries (quartered)
1

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and almond extract. Blend well, then add flour. Mix thoroughly.

2

Form into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten balls to 1/4 inch thick with the flat bottom of a floured glass. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes. Frost and top with cherry slice when cooled.

3

Melt butter, stir in powdered sugar, cream, milk, almond flavoring and salt. Whisk until completely smooth. Frost cookies with icing and place a 1/4 sliver of maraschino cherry on top.