Almond Softies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by JamesDeansGirl

Big, soft cookies with a wonderful "almondy" aroma and flavor. I can't remember where I got the recipe exactly, but I can remember having and making it for a few years. It has become a classic cookie staple in my home. If you like the flavor of almonds, you'll love these cookies; and if your cookie monsters are anything like mine, they'll be gone really fast. My mother and husband actually got into a fight over the last cookie!!

Top Review by momaphet

These are a nice almondy cookie which has a very cake like texture. They got mixed reviews - DD thought they were ok, a coworker couldn't stop eating them an asked for the recipe. I skipped the sliced almonds since mine had spent too long in the freezer. With the expense of the almond filling I don't think I'll make them often though I will make them again, I especially liked them with cup of tea.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned almond filling (I use SOLO)
  • 14 cup milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup sliced blanched almond (I like to toast them)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs; blend well.
  4. Add the almond filling and milk; blend well.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; add to the butter mixture and mix to form a dough.
  6. Scoop 2 rounded tablespoons.
  7. of dough and roll them together to form each cookie.
  8. Drop dough 2-inches apart onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.
  9. Press the sliced almonds into the tops.
  10. Bake about 15 minutes, until the cookies are firm to the touch and lightly golden.
  11. Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely. Store airtight.

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