Almond Vanilla Cookies

Recipe by Dorel
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 36 cookies


  • 1 23
    cups ground almonds (use food prosessor but be careful as you don't want to end up with paste)
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    cup butter, softened
  • 13
    cup sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons vanilla
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 36
    whole almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350° and cover 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together chopped almonds, flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in extracts Mix in flour mixture until well blended Beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Form dough into 36 balls and place a whole almond in center of each ball.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown, check after 15 minutes as I found I needed to turn the temperature down for the second batch.
  • Note: I baked my second batch at 325° but it could just be my oven that runs hot.