Almond Shortbread Cookie

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Almond Shortbread Cookies

Almond Cookie Recipe

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These Almond Shortbread Cookies are a delicious and easy-to-make treat. With a rich, nutty flavor and a hint of vanilla, they are perfect for any occasion. Follow this simple recipe to create a batch of delightful cookies that everyone will love.

  • Author: Mathea Ford, MBA, RDN, LD
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ¼ cup Flour
  • ¾ cup Almonds
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 400' F 
  2. Using a blender or food processor, grind the almonds into a fine powder.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, almond flavoring, 1 cup white flour and ground almonds.
  4. Gradually mix in the rest of the flour until well blended.
  5. Drop by teaspoonful 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Press cookies down with a jar or cup to flatten out the cookies.
  6. Bake for about 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cookies are barely browned. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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