Brown Sugar Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies
Almond Cookies.

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 dozen (72 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
620 Calories
53g Fat
26g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 dozen (72 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 620
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Protein 21g
Calcium 258mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Toasted slivered almonds flavor these shaped butter cookies and give them great crunch. 


  • 1 cup butter or margarine (room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup slivered almonds (toasted)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 72 whole almonds (or 36 almonds, halved)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  3. Cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating well at medium speed of an electric hand-held mixer.

  4. Add eggs, blending well.

  5. Dissolve soda in vinegar.

  6. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with vinegar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

  7. Stir in slivered almonds and almond extract.

  8. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.

  9. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

  10. Gently press a whole almond or almond half into center of each cookie.

  11. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

  12. Cool almond cookies on wire racks.

  13. Serve and enjoy!