Easy Almond Cookies

Easy Almond Cookies










Yield : 60

  • 1 cup (250 mL) butter
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) almond extract
  • 1 cup (250 mL) ground almonds
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 30 whole almonds

Directions to make  Easy Almond Cookies

Line rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter until fluffy; beat in sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Stir in ground almonds. Stir in flour, 1/2 cup (125 mL) at a time, to make smooth dough.

Shape by 1-1/4-inch (3 cm) mini ice-cream scoop or rounded teaspoonful (5 mL) into cookies; place on prepared pans, leaving 1 inch (2.5 cm) between each.

Slice almonds horizontally in half. Gently press each, round side up, into cookie. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 325°F (160°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until bottoms are golden, about 20 minutes. Let firm on pans for 3 minutes; transfer to racks to let cool.(Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)