I substituted the ground almond (I don't have a food processor) for almond meal from the grocery store and they turned out beautifully. however it came out to 20 small cookies rather than 36. I imagine 36 cookies would be like bite size.
I don't know if I was just expecting something very different from what this actually is, or if I did something wrong, but these did not turn out well at all. I didn't grind the almonds into a fine powder, as I wanted some texture. But otherwise, I followed this exactly, and ended up with some very hard cookies that really don't taste that great. On the first sheet of cookies, I used the almond on top, and then the next couple, I flattened with a sugar-coated fork. And I only baked them for about 15 mins. Not sure what the deal was, but I'll be looking elsewhere for an almond cookie. Sorry!
The most delicious cookie I have ever made. I only make half just to try it, but tomorrow i'm going to make the whole recipe again because we love it. If you like almond cookies this is the right recipe for you.
Absolutely delicious. I made these as holiday gifts for my neighbors. How can you go wrong with almonds and vanilla - two of my favorite flavors?
Just took these out of the oven, and I know they are going to be a regular on my annual Christmas cookie list! These were very easy to make, and I did chill the dough for about an hour. I made them exactly as written except that since the dough is not overly sweet (which I love!)I flattened them with a glass dipped in raw sugar (gave them a nice golden glitter). Also I left off the whole almond on top as I figured there were enough nuts in the dough. Excellent recipe - thanks for sharing! -M =)
These truly are outstanding. Not too sweet, yet very satisfying and delicious enough for a special event. I flattened mine a bit and added an almond to the top of each one. This is going in my Favorites file!
My family and I really enjoyed this cookie. I was surprised by the consistency of the batter. It really was not like cookie batter, but it still worked fine. I don't think I ground the almonds enough. Next time I will grind them more. Also, I didn't find the whole almonds on top as necessary. I cooked half with and half with out the whole almonds ans both ways were great.
I love almonds and I love cookies so it's but natural that I loved this. It was just bursting with almond flavor. Easy to make too, thanks.
I just tried this cookies yesterday. I chose this one than other almond cookies recipes mostly because It doesnt include egg in it and that it doesnt required us to cool the dough for hours. I made slightly changes when I baked the cookies. Instead of 1 cup flour, I put 2/3 flour and 1/3 corn starch (to give a little bit of thickness in the cookies). I didnt use the almond extract either because I didnt have it, so instead of 2 tablespoons vailla & 1 teaspoon almond extract. I used 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. I turned out great and my husband truly loves it. He said this is his favourite cookies of all the cookies I have made. It's not too sweet, and it's a lil bit salty too. Definetely will make it again,and next time, I will use the almond extract :)
deliciously nutty cookies with just the right hint of vanilla. i also didn't grind all the almonds entirely finely, so the cookies had a fuller nuttier texture. will be making this again.