Oh, joy! Mango Almond Spice Cookies are as delectable as they come. This luscious cookie is filled with fresh mangos and sliced almonds. Then it’s iced with a divine lemon buttercream frosting. Heavenly doesn’t even begin to describe these extraordinary cookies.
I’ve made a couple of versions of this cookie before. I tried it with peaches a few years ago when I had 6 fruit bearing peach trees on our property before we moved to our present house. The original recipe calls for bananas and that’s a terrific cookie too. I happen to love making goodies with mangos so I thought I’d give this recipe a try and added some almonds to the batter as well.
I loved them, but then, anything with icing is almost always going to be a winner for me. 🙂 I love iced cookies and these Mango Almond Spice Cookies are wonderful. If you’re looking for a heavenly dessert for summer holidays, backyard barbecues or potlucks then you need to give these jewels a try. Be warned, though, these cookies are addictive.
Mango Almond Spice Cookies are heavenly.
These cookies are perfect for summer holiday fun.
Mango Almond Spice Cookies have the perfect blend of spices, fruit and nuts.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. I used ataulfo mangos which I prefer over the larger regular mangos.
Place shortening in a mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves.
Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add mangos and almonds.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine. Using a one-quarter cup scoop, place scoopfuls of dough on greased cookie sheets. (I put the pan in the freezer for about 5 minutes so the cookies would hold their shape while baking).
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before adding the frosting.
I used these ingredients for the frosting, plus water.
Cream butter with an electric mixer. Add half of the powdered sugar and mix again.
Add lemon juice, lemon zest, water and remaining half of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy.
Spread frosting over top of cooled cookies.
Sprinkle with additional lemon zest, as desired.
Mango Almond Spice Cookies are delightful to take to any kind of potluck or party. They will be scooped up fast!
If you enjoy mangos, you’ll love eating Mango Almond Spice Cookies.
Be warned! These cookies are addictive. Once you try one, you won’t want to stop!
Here’s the recipe.
MANGO ALMOND SPICE COOKIES
(Recipe inspired from Mimi Pownall’s Banana Spice Cookies recipe)
The Lemon Buttercream Frosting is to die for!
Prepare to drool over these delightful cookies.
Mango Almond Spice Cookies are heavenly. But you better pass them around or you’ll find yourself eating ALL of them! 🙂