Almond Cookies

These almond cookies are not only soft and a bit chewy – but they’re easy to make and are full of flavor. With hints of almond through out the cookie, these cookies are sure to become a family favorite in no time.

Almond Cookies

 Almond Butter Cookies

Chewy soft almond butter cookies are an almond lover’s dream!! Any cookie that has the name “butter” in it has to be delicious right? I love a good chocolate chip cookie, but sometimes I just need a cookie that is different. That’s where these cookies jump in to the rescue. They take less than 30 minutes to make because when you need a cookie, you NEED a cookie.

These cookies are no fuss to make and turn out so tasty. Aren’t they cute with those two little almond slivers on top? Just gives it that extra almond touch. If your family doesn’t eat them all, you can deliver them to friends or neighbors. But you’ll probably eat them all. Just sayin’.

Almond Butter Cookies

How to make Almond Shortbread Cookies

Most of the time the best cookies are the ones that are made with simple ingredients. Turn to this almond cookie recipe when you want something quick, easy, and SO YUMMY.

You’ll need three different types of almonds to flavor these cookies. Ground almonds, almond extract, and sliced almonds (for the top!). The ground almonds give these cookies that spotted texture which I love. And the almond extract is one of my favorite flavors. It’s subtle but just the right amount of almondy goodness.

Use a cookie scoop to drop the dough about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for only about 7-8 minutes. You do not want to over bake these. Take them out of the oven when they are just slightly browned. They will be perfectly cooked inside. Soft and chewy almond butter cookies for the win!

Almond Shortbread Cookies

We love trying out new cookies at our house, and are so glad to have tried these ones. It kinda helps that we are huge Almond lovers and enjoy any kind of treat that has almond extract in them.

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Almond Cookies recipe

4.57 from 16 votes
These almond cookies are not only soft and a bit chewy - but they're easy to make and are full of flavor. With hints of almond through out the cookie, these cookies are sure to become a family favorite in no time. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 90 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • sliced almonds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Using a kitchenaid, or large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg, almond extract, and almonds. Slowly add flour until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Top each cookies with two sliced almonds.
  • Bake at 400 for 7-8 minutes or until cookies are slightly colored.

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved, Loved , Loved these cookies! I used one half cup of almond flour in place of some of the all purpose flour, and reduced oven temp to 375 F and baked a little longer ( I live at altitude ).

  2. 5 stars
    These are really good. I have gotten lots of compliments on them. I didn’t have ground almonds though so mixed in slivered almonds.

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