Almond cookies

Recipe Information

Almond cookies is a delicious American recipe usually served as a dessert. It requires about 4 hours, 30 minutes of prep time and about 10 minutes of cooking time for a combined total time of 4 hours, 40 minutes. The overall cooking skill level is considered intermediate. This recipe will yield 36 servings if prepared as directed.
Servings 36
Preparation Time 4 Hours, 30 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 4 Hours, 40 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Almonds
Category Nuts, Fats, & Oils
Meal Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Method Baking


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons water, warm

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • ¼ cup almonds, ground


  • Using a mixer, cream the shortening and sugar in a large bowl.

  • Separate the eggs. Set the egg whites aside in the refrigerator.

  • Add the egg yolks, along with the almond extract to the large bowl.

  • In a small bowl, mix the baking soda and water to dissolve. Then add the baking soda mixture, along with milk, to the large bowl.

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, cream of tartar, and salt together. Then add this mixture to the large bowl.

  • Add the almonds and mix well.

  • Using the contents of the large bowl, roll the dough into a 2-inch thick log. Wrap the log in wax paper and refrigerate for 4 hours.

  • After 4 hours, preheat the oven to 375°F.

  • Slice the dough into slices that are 1/8-inch thick.

  • Place these pieces on cookie sheets (ungreased).

  • Remove the egg whites from the refrigerator. Brush the tops of the cookie dough pieces with egg whites; then sprinkle with sugar.

  • Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes or until slightly darker in color.

  • Allow the cookies to cool before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 74 cal

  • Total fat: 4g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: 12mg

  • Sodium: 65mg

  • Potassium: 33mg

  • Carbohydrate: 9g

  • Fiber: <1g

  • Protein: 1g