Almond Butter Cookies – a Super Simple Recipe

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Melt in your mouth, perfect almond butter cookies! I love this recipe. These cookies are a perfect companion for a good cup of hot coffee or herbal tea. They are loved by kids and adults alike and are a great snack. Easy to put together and bake and so very tasty!


Today, I am sharing with you a simple recipe for almond butter cookies.

It’s a super simple recipe that you can put together in minutes. One of the reasons I love it so much is because you can leave the cookie dough in the fridge for a few days and bake a few cookies at a time as you want them.

Almond Butter Cookies – a Simple Recipe…

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It’s a great recipe if you have a big event coming and you’re looking for something you can make ahead of time and bake on the day of the event.

And they are very tasty. Not too sweet, not too buttery, not too almondy, and again, very easy to make.

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

You start by adding 2 cups of flour to the bowl of the food processor…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Then add one cup of powdered sugar…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

And one-half cup of almond flour…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Next, add fresh zest from half a lemon…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

And lastly 14 tablespoons of butter (that is two sticks minus two tablespoons).

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Pulse the food processor until all the ingredients are combined into a dough.

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

On your counter, lay a big piece of plastic food wrap and transfer the dough from the food processor on top of it.

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Roll it into a cylinder shape…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

And wrap it in the plastic.

Refrigerate it for at least an hour but up to a few days (3 or 4 maybe) if you like. I never tried freezing it but that might work too if you want to keep it longer.

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

When you are ready to bake, add one egg yolk to a bowl…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Scramble it…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Unwrap your dough…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Brush it with the egg yolk…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

And sprinkle with some sugar.

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Roll it this way and that…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

To make sure it’s all covered with the egg and sugar…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Then cut the dough into thin circles (about three millimeters thick)…

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

And set them on a baking sheet. They don’t spread or change shape much so you can place them fairly close to each other.

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Bake on 350F for about 12 minutes until the bottom of the cookies turns brown.

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Remove the cookies from the oven, give them a minute on the baking sheet to cool down and transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Almond Butter Cookies

They will harden just a bit.

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Then, make yourself coffee or tea and enjoy!!

Really easy almond butter cookies. You can keep this dough refrigerated for a few days if you like.

Make sure to keep them in an airtight container.

Here is the handy printable:

Almond Butter Cookies

Almond Butter Cookies

Yield: 45 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes

These cookies are a perfect companion for a good cup of hot coffee or herbal tea. They are loved by kids and adults alike and are a great snack. Easy to put together and bake and so very tasty!

Ingredients

For the Dough...

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • Zest from half a lemon
  • 14 tablespoons butter, cold and cubbed

Before Baking...

  • 1 egg yolk
  • Some sugar

Instructions

  1. To a food processor, add the flour, powdered sugar, almond flour, lemon zest, and cubed butter. Pulse all the ingredients into a uniform dough.
  2. Lay a big piece of plastic food wrap on your counter tops and transfer the dough onto it.
  3. Roll the dough into a cylinder shape and wrap it with the plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate your dough for at least an hour (you can go up to 3 days).
  5. When you are ready to bake, heat your oven to 350 F.
  6. Brush the roll with egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Cut the roll into thin cookies (about 1/4 of an inch) and lay on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies is golden.
  9. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let cool before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 45 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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2 thoughts on “Almond Butter Cookies – a Super Simple Recipe”

  1. OOOOOOOO! Those looks so good! I use to eat those Almond Windmill cookies. These look more on the shortbread side which I LOVE! Thank you!

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