Serve these Hat Cookies this weekend at your own Kentucky Derby Party! They would also make great party favors. Then wash them down with this Mint Julep Iced Tea. It reminds me of my grandmother's tea minus the bourbon!
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Decorator Frosting
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and extract, beating well.
Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to butter mixture, beating well. Divide dough in half; cover and chill 1 hour.
Roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 36 cookies using a 2 1/2-inch round cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 6 to 8 minutes; let cookies stand on baking sheets 5 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
Roll remaining dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 36 cookies using a 1 1/4-inch round cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 4 to 6 minutes; let stand on baking sheets 5 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
Assemble cookies by placing 1 small cookie in center of 1 large cookie. Decorate with Decorator Frosting to resemble hats; let dry.
Mint Julep Iced Tea
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 cup bourbon
- 3 cups cold sweetened tea
- Cubed or crushed ice
Combine first 3 ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher, pressing with spoon to crush mint. Stir in bourbon and tea. Add ice
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