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Recipe for Almond Cookies

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I adore chocolate cookies. I make many different varieties of chocolate cookies – any excuse is a reason for a chocolate cookie in my book. But about 10 years ago, I decided to branch out and look for other cookies to bake for my family. Fortunately, I discovered this recipe for almond cookies right away.

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Everyone in my family likes this iced almond cookie and it’s always requested when I’m baking. 

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It’s a soft buttery cookie with a hint of almond flavor. I add almond flavoring to the icing as well, but you could create a more subtle almond flavor by using vanilla extract in the icing. 

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I first started making these iced almond cookies as Christmas cookies and that’s how my family thinks of them.

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It’s easy to make them in large batches, the freeze perfectly and they’re so pretty with the green icing.

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But then it occurred to me that these green cookies are also perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Since my family already loves them, it makes sense to serve them more than just during the holiday season.

Frosted Almond Cookies
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5635 calories
805 g
488 g
262 g
28 g
131 g
1274 g
888 g
589 g
7 g
115 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5635
Calories from Fat 2314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 262g
Saturated Fat 131g
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 45g
Monounsaturated Fat 70g
Cholesterol 488mg
Sodium 888mg
Total Carbohydrates 805g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 589g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Cookie
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 tsp almond extract
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. Frosting
  8. 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  9. 1 tsp almond or vanilla extract
  10. 3-5 tsp water
  11. Green food coloring
  1. Cookies
  2. Heat the oven to 400F.
  3. Cream butter, sugar and almond extract in a large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed approximately 2 minutes or until creamy. Add remaining cookie ingredients and mix on low speed for approximately 2 minutes or until well mixed.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Grease the flat bottom of a glass and flatten each ball to approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Bake for approximately 7-8 minutes or until the edges are just barely brown.
  6. Cool cookies completely on wire rack.
  7. Frosting
  8. Stir together all frosting ingredients, adding the water slowly until the frosting reaches the desired consistency. Tint with food coloring to create the desired color.
  9. Frost each cookie. Allow the frosting to set on the cookies for approximately 1 hour before packing away for storage.
  1. Frosted cookies can be frozen in an air-tight container with a sheet of wax paper between layers.
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Whatever occasion you have, you’ll find this recipe for almond cookies will become your go-to recipe. 

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  1. These look so yummy and I love that they melt in your mouth, Susan. Since there is just two of us at home now, I often freeze cookies. It is nice to know these freeze well.

  2. Hi Susan! These look scrumptious! I’ll have to give them a go this week, and hopefully eat some before my son & husband do! (hiding behind the kitchen wall is my usual trick).. šŸ˜‰
    Thanks for sharing. šŸ™‚

    1. Since these cookies freeze well, Jane, you can also hide a few for yourself in the freezer. šŸ™‚ Us moms have got to stick together and make sure we get our share, don’t we?

  3. We love almond cookies and green is my favorite color so this is a winner! I’m like Cynthia, there are just two of us so I freeze cookies. This is great for when Steve has his evening cravings I can pop a few in the oven and they are not just sitting around for me to eat!

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