Almond Butter Cookie

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Prep: 14 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 26 mins
Servings: 48 servings

These light, flaky butter cookies garnished with a single blanched almond make a lovely yet simple treat. Perfect for guests, holidays or just about any time, they are made with ground almonds and almond extract which bumps up the sweet nutty flavor. They are so quick to whip up, your cookie jar will never go empty again!



  • 1 cup 4 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour (​spoon and sweep)
  • 1 cup almonds (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 48 almonds (whole blanched)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.

  4. Stir together flour, ground almonds, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  5. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar at medium speed of electric hand-held mixer. Beat in egg white and almond extract.

  6. Stir flour and ground almond mixture into the creamed mixture. Cover with plastic wrap; chill for about 2 hours.

  7. Shape dough into small balls, about 3/4 inch. Place balls on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart; flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Press an almond into the center of each cookie.

  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or until set but not browned.

  9. Enjoy!