Almond Cookies

If you love almond desserts, you’ll love these Almond Cookies made with almond flour, almond extract, and sliced almonds!

overhead view of Almond Cookies on a white and brown speckled plate

Almonds are such great baking ingredients. Not only is their flavor wonderful, but their versatility also gives them several points in their favor. And this recipe is a testament to that versatility.

In these Almond Cookies, you get lots of almond flavor in three different forms. First, almond flour stands in for some of the usual wheat flour. If you’re not familiar with almond flour, it’s essentially ground blanched almonds. You can buy it, or you can get out your food processor or sturdy blender and make it yourself.

stack of Almond Cookies on a white and brown speckled plate

Next comes almond extract. I know most of us probably reach for the vanilla when it’s time to add a flavored extract, but the addition of almond extract is often just the perfect thing in your baking. I consider it an essential part of my baking pantry, right alongside the vanilla extract.

To top everything off, I like to add a few sliced almonds to the top of each cookie before baking. That, of course, adds more almond flavor, but it also adds a nice little crunch as well as offering some aesthetic appeal. Don’t be afraid to crowd the almonds on top of the unbaked cookies. The cookies will spread nicely as they bake, and the almonds will spread with them.

pile of Almond Cookies on a white and brown speckled plate

Now let’s get down to the real business here, and talk about the end result. These Almond Cookies are, not surprisingly, full of almond flavor. Without any other flavors competing for attention, that simple almond flavor really shines. They are truly a pleasure to eat, and I must admit that I find them very difficult to resist. This is just the kind of cookie I would never refuse!

These are fairly thin, flat cookies that manage to be crunchy and a little chewy all at the same time. One little hint I’ll offer is that if you can bear to wait, these cookies are even better the day after they’re baked. If you have been eyeing that bag of almond flour or whole almonds in your pantry for a while, looking to use a little less wheat flour in your baking, or just craving an almond treat, then I hope you’ll try these delightful Almond Cookies!

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Yield: about 30 cookies

Almond Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

Almond Cookies feature almond in three different forms for an absolutely delightful cookie!

overhead view of Almond Cookies on a white and brown speckled plate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (75g) almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • sliced almonds, for topping the cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Whisk together the flour, almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolk and almond extract.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
  5. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared pans, leaving about 3 inches between cookies. Flatten each cookie to about 1/2-inch thick.
  6. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with sliced almonds.
  7. Bake, one pan at a time, 12 to 14 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned and the tops appear set.
  8. Cool on the pans for 5 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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