Almond Cookies

Description: Blanched slivered almonds will produce more uniformly colored cookies, while cookies made with sliced unblanched almonds will be flecked with brown. For a stronger almond flavor, toast the almonds lightly, then let cool before processing them with the sugar.

Almond Cookies Recipe


  • 2/3 cups Slivered/Sliced Almonds
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Yield: 16

Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes.

Cook Time: 10 minute s.


Place into a food processor and pulse until finely ground:
Slivered or sliced almonds

Cream together until light and fluffy:
Unsalted butter (softened)
Almond sugar mixture from above

Beat in:
Almond extract
Vanilla extract


Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough for 3-4 hours before rolling.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4" thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutter, then transfer the cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.