Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love almond flavor - in anything! I came up with these cookies about 20 years ago when I was trying to figure out what to do with almond paste... I figured it out! These are really good, but a little pricy because of the almond paste. (Be sure to use almond paste, not almond filling).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and powdered sugar.
  2. Add almond paste, egg and extract. Beat at medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add baking soda, cream of tartar, salt & flour. Mix until well blended.
  4. Shape into walnut sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet (line with parchment if you wish).
  5. Place 1 whole almond firmly onto top of each ball but do not flatten too far.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes. (Do not allow to brown.).
  7. Cool on sheet for 1 minute, then move to wire racks to finish cooling.


Most Helpful

These are easy and delicious, and the almond flavour is not overpowering. I suspected they might be too sweet for my taste, so I substituted 1/2 a cup of flour for 1/2 a cup of sugar (3c flour, 1 c sugar), which worked out fine. I used granulated sugar, which did not remain gritty and seems fine to substitute. I found that 10 minutes was not enough baking time. They were too pasty at 10 and I ended up giving them closer to 20 but I may have made them larger than they should have been, or my oven may run cool. Even with the extra baking, these were soft and crumbly, just how I think a good cookie should be. I am likely to make these again (maybe sandwiched together with a little vanilla ice cream...).

Spoiled and Lazy August 16, 2009

This recipe is SO-O-O-O good that it inspired me to get an account on this website just so that I could write a review for it!! :) If you like almonds, you will LOVE this one! It is easy to make and the finished product looks & tastes like something you would get from the most "high-end" bakeries. When I made these cookies, I did half of them the way the recipe called for with whole almonds--and the other half I followed the suggestion from another reviewer and partially dipped them in chocolate & then sprinkled them with finely chopped toasted almonds. This is definitely a keeper & will surely be passed down! Thanks for sharing this outstanding recipe!!

Amy_in_WI April 04, 2009

delicious! just what i was craving. for a little extra something i dipped one edge in melted chocolate and then in toasted, crushed almost. thank you for an amazing recipe that i will make again and again.

erikaontheedge October 26, 2008

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