Almond Paste Cookies

Description: These cookies have a rich and mellow almond flavor. Make sure you buy almond paste for this recipe, mot marzipan, which is sweeter.

Almond Paste Cookies Recipe


  • 7 ounces Almond Paste
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Yield: 18

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Place in a food processor and pulse until finely ground:
Almond paste

Add and process until blended:
Butter, softened

Add and process until blended:
Vanilla extract
Almond extract

Add and process until incorporated:
All purpose flour

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until just barely browned around the edges. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.