Brown-Eyed Susan Cookies

From our December 2012 issue

From Daisy Procure – Lethbridge, Alta.

1 cup margarine
2 cups flour
3 tbsp sugar
1⁄2 tsp salt
1 tsp almond extract

Cream the margarine, add the remaining ingredients. Roll level tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls. Place on greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes.

1 cup sifted icing sugar
1⁄2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp cocoa
almond halves
2 tbsp hot water

Combine the icing sugar and cocoa, then add the water and vanilla. Put 1⁄2 teaspoon frosting on each cookie and top with an almond half.