Almond Cookies

Recipe by Bayhill
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 36 cookies


  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 12
    cup blanched almond, finely ground
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 12
    cups flour
  • 1 12
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 36
    blanched almond halves
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 1
    tablespoon water


  • Grease baking sheets; set aside.
  • Mix shortening and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add egg, ground almonds and almond extract; mix well.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to egg mixture, mixing well. Dough will be stiff.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Shape dough into 36 small balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press an almond half on each ball and flatten with the palm of your hand to a 2-inch cookie.
  • Mix egg yolk and water in a small cup to make a glaze. Brush each cookie with glaze and bake about 20 minutes until golden.