These Almond Cookies are a melt in your mouth almond cookie with an almond glaze.

My mother-in-law makes these Almond Cookies every year and we always look forward to eating them right out of the oven.

Almond Cookies - a family favorite we all love!


My mother-in-law introduced me to these Almond Cookies which are a recipe from her good friend.

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 - a family favorite we all love!

They’re kind of almond shortbread cookie with a sweet almond glaze. They are addicting. You know I love almond anything like these Almond Roca Bars.

Almond Cookies - a family favorite we all love!

The secret to these Almond Cookies is to follow the instructions exactly (adding the flour 2 tablespoons at a time).

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Almond Cookies - a family favorite we all love!
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Almond Cookies

Source: from Joann Law


  • 1 cup unsalted butter soft but cold (you can make a thumbprint in it)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 teaspoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, with a mixer cream 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 (important!!)

  2. Roll into small balls and flatten slightly. They should look like a thick checker. Cook for 7 minutes (they will not look done) at 400 degrees on a 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.
Almond Cookies - a family favorite we all love!