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Almond Sparkle Cookies

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If you’re like many, this weekend’s plans may, in all probability, include going to watch Cinderella in theaters.

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The story follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drizella into the family home. But when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul.

CINDERELLA

Thinking about the stunning backdrops in the movie and the gorgeous gowns featured in pomp and grandeur we decided to bake our tribute-to-Ella cookies to celebrate the big release today.

Cinderella’s Almond Sparkle Cookies.

Cinderella's Almond Sparkle Cookies- Mommy Snippets

These are incredibly easy to make and are a sweet treat for the family to enjoy before and after the movie!

5 from 1 vote
Cinderella's Almond Sparkle Cookies
Cinderella's Almond Sparkle Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Cookies
Servings: 30 large cookies
Author: Marina
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter- room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract/essence
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps milk
  • Sweetworks candy - light blue Pearls and White Hearts Sweet Shapes For decoration
  • Blue Sugar Crystals To roll the cookie batter in prior to baking
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, ground almonds, salt) and mix.
  3. In your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, mix the butter and sugar till well blended.
  4. Now add the egg and almond extract/essence and mix.
  5. To this gradually add half the dry flour mixture, mix, add the milk, mix and finally the remaining flour and mix till combined well.
  6. Now shape 1 inch balls and roll each ball in the blue sugar crystals. Place each blue sugar crystal covered ball, 2 inches apart, on parchment paper, on a cookie tray.
  7. Once all your cookie balls are done and on the tray, play the same inside the oven to bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8. As soon as you take the tray out of the oven, gently press in the candy to decorate the same and leave to cool.

These would even make great additions to a Cinderella themed party or play-date.

Cinderella's Almond Sparkle Cookies

The Fandango Family corner has a fun resource to help you plan that Cinderella party with ideas for favor bags, a beautiful Cinderella carriage cake and even glass slipper cookies to pair with Cinderella’s Almond Sparkle Cookies!

So exciting!

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39 Comments

  1. Super cute decor on the cookies! It evokes her original shoe from the cartoon, not all the silly butterflies they have on her now 🙂

  2. These cookies are so cute – they go together perfect with the movie. Disney is the BEST!!!

  3. What a super cute recipe! I love how sparkly it is. It’s just screams princess.

  4. Those are adorable! I love the sparkle, and the heart is a nice touch. Five stars!

  5. This is an adorable recipe and I just love the decorations and finishing touches. I will be pinning these to have on hand for any Cinderella or Princess themed occasion!

  6. These are too cute! I love that they have almonds in them. I can’t wait to give them a try 🙂

  7. What beautiful cookies. They match Cinderella’s dress perfectly. My daughter would love it if I make these, since she just saw the movie and loved it.

  8. I love the white hearts in the cookies for decorations. They do calorie the essence of Cinderella.

  9. I love these Almond Sparkle Cookies! They look so pretty and a good cookie to make for when I am have a birthday party.

  10. What pretty princess cookies! I just loved this movie and this is a perfect treat for it

  11. Yum these look super good! My girlies would love these I’m sure they would try to eat them all!

  12. Those cookies are so cute! My kiddos would love them! I can’t wait to see this movie!

  13. The blue is so recognizable as Cinderella. I can only imagine how popular these will be this year with little princesses!

  14. Did not catch the movie this weekend. I worked most of the weekend but was still able to enjoy celebrating my son’s birthday.

  15. Now these are adorable. My girls love Cinderella and have about four different costumes, so these would be fun for a dress up tea party. Thanks for sharing.

  16. The cookies look delicious. I may just have to make some later because now I’m craving some, haha.

  17. Those are sparkly genius! These look delicious, and nothing says princess like sparkles. Yay!

  18. I can’t wait to make these cookies with my daughter. It’s a double whammy of awesome for me. She loves princesses, and she loves to help me cook.

  19. These cookies look so good! I know my toddler would love them to match her new Cinderella dress!

  20. What fun cookies! I’m thinking of taking my daughter, who will be 3 in a month, to see the movie in theaters for a mommy/daughter date. I’m sure she’d love it!

  21. Awe, these are so perfect! I bet my twins will ask for a Cinderella birthday this year, bookmarked these to make for their party!

  22. I’ve been wanting to see the Cinderella movie for a while. These cookies would be a fun treat to have after we go see it!

  23. What a sweet treat to have fur the opening weekend! I’m sure my daughter will love making these with me.

  24. These cookies are almost too pretty to eat — notice I said almost! I would totally make these for a Cinderella viewing party.

  25. These are super cute cookies–will be perfect to make when Cinderella comes out on DVD and we have a party.

  26. Love the movie and love those pretty cookies. I have been wanting to make something sweet and blue!

  27. These Almond Sparkle Cookies are just so pretty, perfect treat for any party too! Would be so good with a cup of milk or even a hot cup of tea.

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