Sweeten Your Day with Pink Sweeties: Recipe Inside

Welcome to Pink Sweeties – the ultimate almond cookie recipe that will make your taste buds dance with delight. These pretty pink cookies are perfect for any occasion, from Valentine’s Day and Christmas to any ordinary day. They’re a delicious treat that is sure to please everyone.

Why not surprise your loved ones with these delightful cookies? My recipe for Pink Sweeties is easy to follow and yields flawless results every time. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting, you’ll find this recipe easy and straightforward.

These almond cookies are infused with almond extracts and made with almond flour, creating a delicate and rich flavor that is sure to make your mouth water. The addition of pink sugar not only adds a splash of color but also sweetness.

This recipe for Pretty Pink Almond Cookies is perfect for those who love to experiment with new flavors while still sticking with classic favorites such as sugar cookies. Trust me; they won’t be able to resist taking a bite out of these sweet treats.

Now let’s get started on making your sweet dreams come true! Keep reading to learn why this recipe will become a staple in your baking repertoire.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pink Sweeties (Pretty Pink Almond Cookies)
Pink Sweeties (Pretty Pink Almond Cookies)

If you’re looking for a delightful treat that’s both pretty and delicious, then look no further than these Pink Sweeties, aka Pretty Pink Almond Cookies. These cookies are perfect for any occasion and will satisfy your sweet tooth in the most delightful way possible.

One of the reasons why you’ll love this recipe is that it uses sweet almond extract, which gives the cookies a delightful flavor that will delight your taste buds. Plus, the addition of cream of tartar and baking powder provides just the right amount of fluffiness to make these cookies light and airy without being too dense.

But what really sets these Pink Sweeties apart is their lovely pink color. These cookies are just perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day treat or any other occasion where you want to add a touch of pink sweetness to your dessert spread. And with both almond flour and regular flour in the mix, they have a wonderful texture that’s crispy on the outside while staying nice and soft on the inside.

Whether you want to indulge in some delicious cookies with friends or family, or impress someone special with your baking skills, these Pretty Pink Almond Cookies are sure to impress. They’re easy to make and oh so tasty, so why not give them a try today? You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 These pink sweeties are as pretty as a picture and twice as delicious!
These pink sweeties are as pretty as a picture and twice as delicious!

Before we jump into baking the Pink Sweeties, let’s go over the ingredients you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 4 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • Pink food coloring (optional)

Additional Ingredients for Decorating:

  • Pink Sugar
  • Almond Frosting

To make these pretty pink almond cookies, you’ll need some basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, and eggs. You can also add a touch of almond extract for flavor and aroma. The cream of tartar is what makes these cookies soft and chewy while the baking powder helps them rise. Don’t forget to add some pink food coloring to give the cookies their distinct color! And if you want to add an extra touch, decorate with some pink sugar and almond frosting.

The Recipe How-To

 Looking for a sweet treat to impress your guests? These almond cookies are just the ticket!
Looking for a sweet treat to impress your guests? These almond cookies are just the ticket!

Now, let me guide you on how to make these Pink Sweeties that will surely give you a big smile.

Prep Work

Before we get started, make sure to preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line your baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.

Mixing the Dough

In a bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of sugar, gradually adding in 3 eggs and 2 tsp of almond extract. Next, mix together 4 cups of flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 2 tsp cream of tartar in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the cream mixture, beating until just combined.

Making the Pretty Pink Almond Cookies

Take some dough and roll it into two-inch balls, then drop them onto the prepared baking sheet. Coat each ball with a generous amount of pink sugar by lightly pressing it into the cookie dough. Repeat until all of the dough has been used up.

Bake the cookies for approximately 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Adding a Flair

If you want to add an extra flair to these Pink Sweeties, you can put some pink frosting or white chocolate drizzle on top. You can also use food coloring if you want to adjust the shade of pink according to your preference. Sandwich two cookies together with frosting in between for more variation.

There you have it, your own batch of pretty Pink Sweeties! You can now enjoy as much as you want or share with your friends and family.

Substitutions and Variations

 This recipe is my go-to when I want to add a touch of girly glam to my dessert spread.
This recipe is my go-to when I want to add a touch of girly glam to my dessert spread.

As a baker, I understand that sometimes you may not have all the ingredients at hand, or someone in your family has food allergies. Below are some substitutions and variations you can make with this recipe:

– Almond flour: If you don’t have almond flour or prefer a different flavor, you can use an equal amount of any other nut flour, such as hazelnut or pecan, or sub it for regular all-purpose flour.

– Pink coloring: To achieve the pretty pink color, we used pink sugar. However, if you don’t have it at hand or want to avoid food coloring, you can skip it altogether or add a touch of beet juice for a natural and subdued pink hue.

– Dairy-free: If you want to make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for a vegan butter alternative and the half-and-half for any non-dairy milk such as coconut or almond milk.

– Sugar cookies copycat recipe: These cookies resemble the famous Lofthouse sugar cookies. To achieve that soft and cake-like texture, add one tablespoon of sour cream along with the wet ingredients.

– Big pink cookie: If you’d like to make this recipe into one big cookie rather than individual ones, just lightly press the dough into a large circle on a baking sheet and bake until done.

– Sandwich cookies: You can easily turn these pretty pink sweeties into sandwich cookies by frosting them with almond frosting or any other flavor of your preference. Mix 1/2 cup of powdered sugar with 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and enough heavy cream to get your desired consistency.

No matter what substitution or variation you choose, be sure to pay attention to your dry-to-wet ratios as altering the recipe too much may result in a different outcome. However, these decision points are what makes baking so exciting – creativity is highly encouraged!

Serving and Pairing

 With their chewy texture and delicate almond flavor, these cookies are an absolute crowd-pleaser.
With their chewy texture and delicate almond flavor, these cookies are an absolute crowd-pleaser.

These delicate Pink Sweeties make the perfect dessert for any special occasion. Their pretty pink color brings a touch of elegance and playfulness to any table setting. Serve them as a light yet satisfying finish to your dinner party, or add them to a dessert buffet alongside various cakes, pastries, and confections.

Pair these cookies with your favorite hot beverage like tea or hot chocolate for an indulgent after-dinner treat. I also love to serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with caramel sauce for an extra touch of decadence. These cookies are versatile, so feel free to experiment with different pairings and find your favorite.

If you’re looking for a fun way to serve these cookies, try turning them into Pink Sweetie Sandwich Cookies. Spread some almond frosting between two cookies to create a delectable snack that kids (and adults!) will love.

The Pink Sweeties can also be decorated with some pink-colored sugar sprinkles on top or topped off with a maraschino cherry for festive occasions like Valentine’s Day, Christmas or birthdays.

No matter how you choose to serve these sweet treats, they are sure to impress your guests and bring smiles all around!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Trust me, your taste buds won't know what hit them when you bite into one of these soft and flavorful bites.
Trust me, your taste buds won’t know what hit them when you bite into one of these soft and flavorful bites.

Once you’ve baked these cute little pink sweeties, you’ll definitely want to enjoy them for days. Good news, they can be made ahead and stored in different ways.

To make ahead of time, you can prepare the cookie dough, shape them into balls and store them in a sealed plastic bag in the freezer. When ready to bake, remove from the freezer and let sit at room temperature until softened. Then roll them in pink sugar and bake as instructed.

To store afterward, place the cooled cookies in an airtight container lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Keep the container at room temperature for up to five days or store in the fridge for longer freshness.

If you know you will be storing them for longer than five days, freeze the cookies in a resealable freezer bag. They can last for up to three months frozen.

When reheating cookies that may have lost their softness or chewiness, simply place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and heat at 350F for about 5 minutes or until they reach the desired texture.

Remember not to stack them if warm since they will become tender on top which could lead to breakage when cooled.

With these storing tips-whether it’s after baking, freezing or reheating- you can always ensure that your pink sweeties stay fresh as ever!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make no mistake: these pink sweeties are decadent, irresistible, and pretty as a petal.
Make no mistake: these pink sweeties are decadent, irresistible, and pretty as a petal.

If you’re looking for the perfect Pink Sweeties, it all comes down to technique. Here are some helpful tips to ensure your cookies come out beautifully every time.

Firstly, make sure you cream the butter and sugar for at least three minutes until pale, fluffy and lighter in color. This step is crucial when it comes to creating a tender and light cookie.

Next, it’s essential to measure your flour correctly. Too much flour can result in cookies that are dry and crumbly rather than tender and melt-in-your-mouth. Use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup and then level it off with a knife.

When you’re mixing your ingredients together, scrape the sides of the bowl frequently to ensure everything is incorporated evenly. Otherwise, you may end up with pockets of dry ingredients in your dough.

When using cookie cutters, dip them into flour every few cuts to help prevent sticking. If your dough gets too warm or sticky, just pop it into the fridge for 10-15 minutes before continuing with your cookie cutting.

To achieve that pretty pink color without using artificial food coloring, try crushing freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries into a fine powder and adding it to your dough. You can also dust the tops of your cookies with a bit of pink sanding sugar before baking for an extra festive touch.

Lastly, if you want ultra-tender cookies with a delicate crumb, try replacing some of the all-purpose flour with almond flour. Not only will this give your cookies an irresistible nutty flavor but it will also make them super soft and tender.

Follow these tips and you’ll have perfect Pink Sweeties every time – tender, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Pink Sweeties (Pretty Pink Almond Cookies) Recipe is a decadent delight that everyone should try. Its light and fluffy texture coupled with the sweet almond flavor, and pretty pink color make it a perfect delicacy for various occasions like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or simply to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. This recipe is easy to make even for beginners in baking and requires minimal ingredients which are readily available in your local grocery store.

By following this recipe, you can enjoy one of the best tasting almond cookies ever made. The combination of creamy butter, sweet sugar, and aromatic almond extract creates an unforgettable flavor that will leave you wanting more. The pink color is an added bonus that makes the cookies look as good as they taste.

Don’t hesitate, try out this recipe today and experience the perfect blend of flavors that will leave you craving more. Your guests will be impressed by your baking skills, and they will keep talking about the delicious Pink Sweeties (Pretty Pink Almond Cookies) they tasted at your event. So next time you are looking for a dessert to serve at a party or just to indulge in at home, remember Pink Sweeties (Pretty Pink Almond Cookies) Recipe – you won’t regret it!

Pink Sweeties (Pretty Pink Almond Cookies)

Pink Sweeties (Pretty Pink Almond Cookies) Recipe

These pretty, pink and white swirled, iced almond cookies came from the Woodbine Cottage in Granbury, TX (via my friend, Victoria!). They have a nice almond flavor, they keep well, and they look so pretty! I think they'd be nice for a baby shower, or for Valentine's Day, because of their pink color. (Note: I find this dough to be rather stiff, and recommend using a heavy-duty mixer.)
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 159.6kcal


For Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons half-and-half (approx)


  • Cream the butter and sugar, adding eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the rest of the cookie ingredients.
  • Add a few drops of red food coloring to the dough, and swirl through mixture.
  • Thoroughly chill the dough, before rolling it into balls, and placing them on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Flatten balls slightly, and bake for 14 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
  • Mix glaze ingredients together, and pour over slightly warm cookies.
  • Let dry, and store in a tightly sealed container.

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Serving: 1438g | Calories: 159.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 31.4mg | Sodium: 85.1mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 14.5g

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