Almonds are one of my favorite ingredients. I make a lot of different cookies with almonds, and I also make numerous other types of recipes with almonds or almond paste. These cookies are great for people who love almonds, and face it – who doesn’t like the sweet flavor of almonds? You will need to chill this dough for two hours before you bake the cookies, so keep this in mind if you decide to make this recipe.
To make almond cookies, you will only need a few ingredients:
- 2 ½ c. flour
- ¾ c. powdered sugar
- 1 c. butter, softened
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. finely ground almonds.
Begin by taking out a large bowl. Place the softened butter in the bowl and then add the powdered sugar. With an electric mixer, blend these two ingredients together until they are light and fluffy.
Next, add the vanilla and almonds and stir. Finally, add the flour to the mixture. This mixture will be dry and may be hard to mix. You can use your hands to mix it if you need to.
Chill the dough for two hours before proceeding.
When two hours has passed, heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with spray and begin rolling out the dough. You will need cookie cutters for these cookies, and you should make your dough around ¼-inch thick. I like to use a moon cookie cutter for mine because this is the common shape of almond cookies.
Bake the cookies for around 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Dust them with powdered sugar and let them cool on wire racks.