Almond Cookies with Cherry Yogurt Icing…

Almond Cookies with Cherry Yogurt Icing…

Makes around 20 cookies


  • 175g organic plain flour
  • 100g butter, at room temperature
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp organic cherry yogurt
  • 50g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 100g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, Gas mark 5.
  2. Sieve the flour into a bowl.
  3. Cut the butter into small chunks and add to the flour, rubbing in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the sugar, almonds and half the yogurt.
  5. Grease two baking trays and place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the trays, pressing down to form thick cookie shapes.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes until golden-brown, then turn out to cool on a wire rack.
  7. Sieve the icing sugar and mix in the remaining yogurt, adding more if necessary, to make a runny icing.
  8. Ice the biscuits using a teaspoon or palette knife and leave to set.

For Valentine’s Day cookies:

  • Roll out the dough and cut into heart shapes, bake as before and make the icing slightly thicker by adding an extra 35–50 g icing sugar.

Recipe and photo credits- Why I Love Organic

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  1. Ambreen
    21st January 2012 / 12:49 pm

    Sounds great, looks so good!

  2. Anonymous
    21st January 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm they look nice…and healthy too !!

  3. Claire Justine
    21st January 2012 / 4:10 pm

    Thanks for the comments 🙂

  4. MrsFoxsSweets
    22nd January 2012 / 2:10 pm

    These are so pretty and sound yummy!

  5. Claire Justine
    22nd January 2012 / 2:13 pm

    @MrsFoxesSweets thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Christina {The Tattered Tag}
    22nd January 2012 / 6:31 pm

    Hello Claire~I bet your cookies taste as good as they look! Happy to be a new follower of your lovely blog & I invite you to share at my {k.i.s.s.} blog bash.ChristinaDrop By & Visit {The Tattered Tag}

  7. Claire Justine
    22nd January 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Thanks Christina for the comment 🙂

  8. ~April~
    22nd January 2012 / 10:41 pm

    Came by on the Sunday Funday Hippidy BlogHop :-)Following GFC and Google+

  9. Clairejustine
    22nd January 2012 / 11:45 pm

    Thanks April,I was already following by GFC now following by Google + as well 🙂

  10. Jerri Rivers
    27th January 2012 / 5:06 am

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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