Homemade Almond Cookies
Indulge in these delightful homemade almond cookies, featuring a nutty crunch and sweet, buttery flavor. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, these almond cookies are an easy-to-make treat that will quickly become a favorite.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds (for topping)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar (for dusting)
Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Cream the Butter and Sugar:
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon.
Add the Egg and Almond Extract:
- Beat in the egg and almond extract until well combined.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt.
Mix Dry Ingredients with Wet Ingredients:
- Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until a smooth cookie dough forms.
Shape the Cookies:
- Take a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball.
- Place the ball of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, and gently flatten it with the palm of your hand.
- Repeat this process, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
Top with Chopped Almonds:
- Sprinkle the finely chopped almonds over the top of each cookie, gently pressing them in.
- Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies turn a light golden brown around the edges.
- Once done, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dust with Powdered Sugar:
- Once the cookies have cooled, dust them with powdered sugar for a beautiful, sweet finish.
Serve and Enjoy:
- Your homemade almond cookies are ready to enjoy! They are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, and they make a delightful treat for yourself or as a gift to someone special.
These homemade almond cookies have a lovely nutty flavor, a buttery, crumbly texture, and a touch of sweetness. They are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them. Enjoy! 😍🍪❤️