Almond Cookies

My mother-in-law introduced me to these. When I think Almond cookie I have to admit I am not immediately jumping for joy but these suckers proved me wrong. They melt in your mouth. They are supposed to be smaller and thicker almost like a thick Checker but this was the first batch and the second batch was gone before I could snap a picture.

Almond Cookies

Source: from Joann Law

Ingredients

    Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 teaspoons water

Instructions

  1. In a bowl blend the butter, sugar, and almond extract. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture 2 Tablespoons at a time to the butter mixture until completely combined.
  2. Roll into small balls and flatten slightly. Cook for 7 minutes (they will not look done) at 400 degrees on a lightly greased pan or parchment lined pan. Cool cookies until they are just warm and place sliced almonds on top of each cookie.
  3. For the glaze: Combine powdered sugar, almond extract, and water. Drizzle a spoonful of glaze on top of the almonds and cookie.
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  1. Definitely have to try these! I love almond everything:)

  2. they look like shortbread!

  3. These look so darn good!

  4. i love almond cookies. will have to try these. they look great!

  5. I ADORE almond. Love it! This recipe brought me to screeching halt, on Photograzing. I must have these. Adorable picture of the wee one biting in a cookie. I wish it was my cookie!

  6. i added a little less than a cup of raspberrys to the dough, which made the dough more sticky so when i pushed them down with a glass i dipped it in sugar first ! …… i also put them for 8 minutes instead of 7 …… they tasted great the almonds and glaze really adds to them ….. my mother LOVED them …. definetly a keeper !

  7. Made these twice now. They’re awesome!

  8. Its looks so delicious,I would like to have a new stove to cook all the recipes that I can get in the Internet, so I think that your blog is spectacular!!22dd

  9. tried them, & LOVED them! I could tell just from the photos they would be wonderful…I added more almond extract and some vanilla too for good measure, but otherwise kept to the recipe the first time (they disappeared so fast I decided to try them again today) this time I will try using some blanched almond flour/meal in place of 1/4 of the regular flour to see how that works. Thanks for such a lovely & elegant but simple to make cookie!

  10. It’s great to see a blog of this quality. I learned a lot of new things and I’m looking forward to see more like this. Thank you.

  11. Almond cookies is one of my favorites since when I was a kids. I really like it! how to clean your credit report

  12. What kind of almonds did you use to top them – are they raw or did you roast them? salted/unsalted, etc… Thanks!

  13. @Sarah,
    I used salted sliced almonds and I just used them raw; I did not roast them. Good luck!
    Christy

  14. These cookies were delicious! I tried one with the glaze and after that I ended up eating 3. Thank you for showing us this cookie recipe. I will definetly making another batch soon!

  15. I never leave comments. Ever. I found this via pinterest and I love them so much!!! They reminded me of cookies I had had in France and have missed them so much since.

    I was a bit concerned with the dough at first, I’m a novice baker. I gave up my hand mixer to mixing in the flour mixture by hand. It made it so much easier!

    Thanks for this delicious recipe.

  16. I can’t wait to make these! About how many can you make in each batch?

  17. I realized about an hour ago that I needed to bring something to a cookie swap tonight, and I remembered that I’d bookmarked this recipe (via a post on another blog). 30 minutes start to finish with ingredients I already had in the house (swapping Earth Balance for butter to veganize), and so yummy! Thanks so much!

  18. Hmm, Yummy i really like almond cookies. Thanks for sharing on this info with us. conveyancing adelaide

  19. OMG! Saw these on your site and couldn’t wait to make them…I love almonds and almond extract! My 8-year-old daughter and I just finished them, and they are TO-DIE-FOR!!! Melt in your mouth! And my daughter had so much fun helping to roll the balls and put the almonds and glaze on. Thank you for a great recipe!

  20. This is my first time go to see at here and i am really impressed to read all at alone place.

  21. I’m not gonna lie, the glaze is kind of disgusting. It’s just not my thing. The cookies are beautiful just by themselves, but if you’re really wanting something on top, I’d recommend your favorite jam/preserve/jelly or, crack in a jar itself, Nutella. Before your start slapping glaze on all of the cookies, do a sampler bite to see if you like it.

  22. How can you make this recipe Gluten Free and Vegan(just relace butter for Vegan Margerine)

  23. Just found and tried your cookies-they are great!! Very easy and yummy! I added some raspberry jam to the top of some of them and then added the glaze and almonds-very good as well. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  24. I made these for christmas and they were a hit! I coudnt stop eating them myself flippen delightful! thanks for sharing! god bless

  25. Thanks for sharing…They turned out absolutely gorgeous! Very delicious as well :D

  26. Marie-Josée Mo. says:

    hey there!! really loveeeeeeee those cookies. I was just wondering, do they freeeze well? :S
    thanks,
    Marie-Josée :)

  27. They turned out so good! Best/easiest cookie ever! I used Trader Joe’s Honey Roasted Slivered Almonds for the top & it seemed to add an additional crunch & sweetness that added to the YUM! I’ll be making these again – but only when I have others around to eat them fresh from the oven. I’ve already eaten 6!!

  28. These cookies are great! Have made these several times. Will continue! Thanks

  29. For some reason, I thought that the recipe called for a half cup of butter. So halfway through the recipe I noticed I didn’t have enough liquid. So I thought quickly on my feet an added two eggs. My cookies came out amazing.