- 1/2 recipe Sugar Cookie Dough, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup whole almonds, very finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 tablespoons red sanding sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
On a work surface, knead the flour into the Sugar Cookie Dough until well combined. Add chopped almonds and almond extract and knead dough until evenly incorporated.
Scoop level tablespoons of dough and roll into smooth balls between the palms of your hands. Place balls about 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for 20 minutes. Bake until set and golden on the bottom, about 12-14 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Stir the confectioner's sugar and sanding sugar together in a shallow dish.
While cookies are still warm, roll in sugar mixture with a fork until completely coated, gently pressing cookies into mixture to adhere the sanding sugar. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.