Almond Butter Cookies

Have something to talk about with this elegant and easy cookie—straight off Santa’s list of favorite cookies to eat!

Almond Butter Cookies

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

8 minutes

Serves

48 people

Have something to talk about with this elegant and easy cookie—straight off Santa’s list of favorite cookies to eat!

This recipe is part of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookie Jars series for the 2017 holiday season. To see more fun and festive Christmas cookie recipes, click here!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Optional:

  • 1 cup pre-toasted almonds
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 If using optional toasted almonds, be sure you have pre-toasted them by spreading them on a baking sheet and putting in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Let cool
  • 3 Mix softened butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, eggs, and almond flavoring together
  • 4 Add flour, salt, and baking powder
  • 5 Shape dough into a log and chill for several hours or overnight
  • 6 Remove dough from refrigerator and slice into about 1/8-inch slices
  • 7 Place slices on parchment paper on baking sheet
  • 8 Bake 7-8 minutes or until bottoms are just turning brown
  • 9 If desired, lightly push toasted almond slices into the tops of the cookies OR omit almonds and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cookies are also delicious as pictured here, with no additional topping

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