Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 tablespoon cold water


  3. 1 cup water

  4. 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)

  5. 1 cup all-purpose flour

  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  7. 3 eggs

  8. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  10. 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

  11. 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  12. 1 tablespoon water

  13. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  14. 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a bowl, cut butter into the flour until crumbly. Sprinkle with water; toss with a fork until moist enough to shape into a ball. Divide in half. On a floured surface, roll each portion into 1 12-in. x 3-in. rectangle. Place on greased baking sheets.

  2. In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and salt all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add extract; beat until smooth. Spread over dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on pans for 10 minutes. Combine sugar, butter, water and vanilla until smooth; spread over warm puffs. Sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate leftovers.


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