Happy Birthday Cookies
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: makes 3 to 5 sets
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp.almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • icing
  • colored sprinkles
  1. 1. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and almond extract;beat until smooth. Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl;add butter mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  2. 2. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Use alphabet cookie cutters to cut out "happy birthday" cookies; place on a greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes; cool on wire racks with paper underneath racks. Spoon icing over letters and top with colored sprinkles.