Almond Vanilla Cookies
photo by mayralydia
- Ready In:
- 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.
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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!
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 =)
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