There are a variety of healthy snack foods, simple and easy to prepare. For your child’s birthday party, you might consider serving Almond Cookies. In this article let me share several recipe that maybe a big help. Crumbly delicious and loaded with almond flakes, you can say that this is so far the best almond cookies recipe for kiddie parties.

Because for every kid, a birthday party means loads of presents, yummy foods, and exciting games with friends around, just having a great time! But for every mom, the task of throwing a wonderful and memorable birthday party can seem to be stressful and tiresome, yet at the end of the day, so fulfilling if everything is planned alright.

Advance and careful planning with a smart budget, you can offer food that would definitely satisfy the palates of your guests, kids and adults alike. Staying away from hard candies, you can even pack some of the goodies for your party favors. The kids will surely love bringing home with them such delish.

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Almond Glaze

Kids tend to be choosy and picky eaters because for them the best part in the party is the fun that they have together with friends. But food should be an important thing that makes the party memorable. So in planning your kid’s birthday party, here are some important things to consider in the food preparation:

  • Prioritize finger foods – busy with the party’s games and activities, kids would prefer finger foods because it will be convenient for them.
  • Go for healthy foods – try to keep the menu balanced with healthy choices. Use lots of fruits and vegetables to make finger foods.
  • Take note of allergies – be sure to check on the parents about any allergies or food intolerance that their kids may have.
  • Non-messy and no stain foods – finger foods are sure no mess at all. Be aware not to serve staining foods. Paper towels should be within reach.
  • Dietary restrictions – be prepared with an alternative menu for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
  • Creative presentation – some kids are picky eaters but with an awesome presentation, they will surely gobble up what is served on the table.
  • Drinks for the thirsty energetic kiddos – serve them something nice and soothing, healthy and nutritious as well. Such as fresh lemon juice, mango juice, and other fruit punch if desired.

Healthy foods prepared for your child’s birthday party means the ingredients used are all beneficial to one’s health. If you have noticed, the main ingredient in this specific article on birthday party foods is “almonds”. There are a variety of snack foods you can make out of almonds, such as Almond Bars, Almond Bonbons, Almond Macaroons, and Almond-Filled Crescents.

 An almond is considered to be one of the best sources of vitamin E. It also contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, and magnesium. Moderate consumption of almonds and getting plenty of vitamin E is linked to a number of health benefits such as: lowers blood sugar level, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol level. With all of these health benefits mentioned, almonds are close to perfect as food can get that is why it is highly recommended in daily consumption.

 There are a thousand amazing ways to prepare foods with almonds. Be it served on special occasions such as kiddie or adult parties, or for daily snacks and for your kid’s school lunch pack. You can even store almond goodies in an air-tight jar, best for future consumption or as gifts for family and friends. Please check on the album below some almond recipe that your kids will drool over. Simple and easy recipe that will make your day and add glitter to the success of your kid’s birthday bash!

Best Almond Cookies Recipe

Almond Bars

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Almond Bar

1 package white cake mix

1/2 cup butter or margarine — softened

2 eggs

Almond Toppings:

2/3 cup sliced almonds

2/3 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon milk

Procedure

Heat oven to 350o. Beat cake mix (dry), butter and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until dough forms or mix with a spoon. Press in bottom of ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 1 inch. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and crust begins to pull away from sides of pan or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately spread Topping over crust. Set oven control to broil. Place pan on middle rack in oven. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until Topping is golden brown and bubbly (watch carefully-Topping burns easily). Cool completely. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Almond Toppings:

Cook all ingredients in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture thickens slightly.

Almond Bonbons 

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Almond Bonbons

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup butter or margarine — softened

1/3 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 (7 ounce) package almond paste (7- or 8-ounce size)

Almond Glaze — (recipe follows)

Sliced almonds — toasted, if desired

Almond Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

4 teaspoons milk (4 to 5 teaspoons)

Procedure

Heat oven to 375o. Beat flour, butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Cut almond paste into 1/2-inch slices; cut each slice into fourths.

Shape 1-inch ball of dough around each piece of almond paste. Gently roll to form ball. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and bottom is golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Dip tops of cookies into Almond Glaze. Garnish with sliced almonds.

Almond Glaze

Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable.

Almond Macaroons

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Almond Macaroons

1 (7 ounce) package almond paste (7 or 8 ounces)

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

2 egg whites

3 dozen blanched whole almonds

Procedure

Grease cookie sheet. Break almond paste into small pieces in large bowl. Stir in flour, powdered sugar and almond extract. Add egg whites. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth. Place dough in decorating bag fitted with #9 rosette tip. Pipe 1 1/2- inch cookies about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Top each with almond. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Heat oven to 325o. Bake about 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Almond-Filled Crescents

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Almond Crescents

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup whipping (heavy) cream

2 eggs

3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (7 ounce) package almond paste (7 or 8 ounces)

3/4 cup butter or margarine — softened

Easy Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

6 teaspoons milk (6 to 7 teaspoons)

Procedure

Mix powdered sugar, whipping cream and eggs in large bowl with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (dough will be stiff). Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Heat oven to 375o. Break almond paste into small pieces in medium bowl; add butter. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed until fluffy (tiny bits of almond paste will remain). Roll one fourth of dough at a time into 10-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Spread one fourth of almond paste mixture (about 1/2 cup) over circle. Cut into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges, beginning at rounded edge. Place on ungreased cookie sheet with points underneath. Repeat with remaining dough and almond paste mixture. Bake 14 to 16minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Drizzle with Glaze.

Easy Glaze

Mix ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.

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