Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies ... crispy and chewy. I made a few minor adjustments to the original recipe. These cookies were great. A perfect addition to your afternoon tea :) 

Almond Cookies
 Recipe from Everyday Food

* Prep. Time : 30 minutes
* Cook Time : 12 - 15 minutes
* Makes : 32 cookies

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup whole blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg white
For Toasting Almonds :
  • To toast the almonds, spread them on a rimmed baking sheet, and place in a preheated oven at 180 C.
  • Remove when they're lightly golden brown and fragrant, about 6 minutes.
  • Remove from sheet; let cool completely.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup almonds ( about 28 - 32 ) for garnish. Place remaining 3/4 cup in a food processor; pulse until finely ground. Set aside.
For Cookies :
  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy.
  • Add whole egg and almond extract ; beat until smooth.
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating just until incorporated.
  • Mix in ground almonds.
  • Using 1 teaspoonful per cookie, roll dough into balls.
  • Place onto prepared sheet, at least 1 inch apart.
  • Garnish each cookie with a reserved almond.
  • Using your finger, press lightly each cookie.
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat egg white with 1 teaspoon water; brush over cookies ( discard excess white ).
  • Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Nice texture n perfect color..loved it!

    US Masala

  2. Yumm, very tempting and mouthwatering ...

  3. Looks crispy and yummy, I'm bookmarking this.

  4. Your cookies look perfect, would go well with a cup of chai!

  5. Prefect looking cookies, feel like munching some..

  6. lovely cookies,very apt for tea time

  7. actually iam not well now a days and dh has strongly announced that there will be no more baking until iam ok.but ur cookies are tempting me.........

  8. Love almonds in any forms' this is breath taking' perfect to the core' love to have them with Chai/tea.

  9. Wow! amazing looking cookies.

  10. So yummy and delicious cookies !!!

    First time here...u have wonderful space !!! Happy to follow u :)

  11. Aipi ... Thanks dear! I loved it :)

    Divya ... Thank you for liking it :)

    Reshmi ... They were really delicious. Thank you :)

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    Priya ... Thank you so much for your wonderful comment :)

    Savitha ... Thanks for your nice words. These are perfect for teatime :)

    Cook from doha ... Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Hope you try it when you feel better. Thanks for stopping by :)

    Malar ... Thank you for your compliment. Glad you liked these cookies packed with almonds :)

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    you :)

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