Quentin Bacon
Total Time
1 Hour 45 Mins
Makes about 80 cookies

These almond cookies, rich with butter, are perfect with a cup of tea. You can store them airtight for up to 3 days.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, almond paste, and sugar until very smooth. Beat in eggs and almond extract until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Step 2

In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture until well blended.

Step 3

Place almonds in a shallow dish. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in almonds to coat. Place balls 1 inch apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined baking sheets. With a lightly floured fork, flatten balls into 1 1/4-inch rounds.

Step 4

Bake cookies in a 350° oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Ratings & Reviews

lindsayrhoyt's Review

November 18, 2012
Not super impressed with them. The have a nice almond flavor but they are bland. I wouldn't make these again.

MontanaKydd's Review

May 31, 2012
Very nice cookie....I made the balls 1 inch and yielded 72 cookies. The family and co-workers loved them. I will make them again.

Mightyh's Review

November 18, 2008
This is a very good butter cookie with a nice almond flavor. These cookies would be terrific with a cup of tea or coffee. Very easy to make which is a plus!! It did not take me 1.75 hours, nor did I yield 80 cookies... I ended up with a little more than 4 dozen.