Almond Cookies

Total Time:
40 min
25 min
15 min

about 2 dozen cookies

  • 3/4 unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup whole unpeeled almonds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Sift the flour over the top, add the salt and the chopped almonds and fold to combine.

Pull off little pieces of the dough and roll them into balls about 1-inch in diameter, enclosing a whole almond in the center of each one. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake on the center rack of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until light brown. Transfer to racks to cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, roll 1/2 the cookies in the cocoa powder, and the remaining 1/2 in the confectioners sugar. Serve warm or return to the rack to cool.

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    Christmas party! As I assembled the ingredients, I had difficulty in deciding if 3/4 butter softened was 3/4 cup or 3/4 stick. Finally I had to rush to another recipe. The cookies looked great but I was unable to make them.
    These are quick and easy to make for the whole family
    Great flavor and crunchyness. Absolutely best cookies ever.
    I love this almond cookies. They are easy and taste great!
    a great way to entertain.
    my cookies turned out great for christmas and it was a nice cookie to give as gifts!
    The recipe calls for "3/4 unsalted butter, softened" - Is it 3/4 cup or 3/4 of a stick of butter?
    These things were really good! I didn't do the dipping in cocoa or powdered sugar and they still came out good. I also used slivered almonds and just chopped those up, better than chunkgs of almonds. Great and easy recipe!
    These cookies were easy to make and my family gave me rave reviews for them!!! That, for me, is a big-big accomplishment. Thank you Food Network for helping me boost my confidence level in baking!! The only tip I can offer is that these cookies, although rolled into a ball-like shape will flatten (mine did anyway) as they cook so you must allow space between the cookies upon placing on cookie sheet.
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