It's true these are more cakey then crunchy but I think Kittencal is referring to the nuts for the crunch. I've made similar cookies before so I knew they would be soft. I chopped whole almonds fine in my blender. I increased the sugar to 3/4 cup. I let them sit overnight in the refrigerater. These were a very nice mildly sweet and mildly lemon flavored nutty cookie. They disappeared very quickly at work! Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.
These were very disappointing. The description is very misleading, since these were not crunchy at all. They had a slight crunch on the outside when just baked, but were very, very soft and cakey inside. On the second day, they lost their slight crunch on the outside altogether (even though they were stored in an airtight glass canister), and were soft and cakey all the way through. I was specifically looking for a crunchy cookie, which this professes to be, but doesn't come through.
Kittencal this recipe is wonderful.The cookies are delicious. I made two batches of cookies, one with almonds and one without. The cookies with nuts I rolled in icing sugar and the plain ones I rolled in granulated sugar. They will both be in my christmas cookie tins this year.