almond cookies

Do you like almonds? Yah, you do. Who doesn’t like almonds? And who doesn’t like a good almond cookie? If you tell me you don’t like almond cookies I’ll have to hit you hard in the face.

Chewy almond goodness. These little babies are one of my favourite holiday cookies. Yah, you could make them at other times of the year. But you shouldn’t. You should save ’em for special occasions. And you shouldn’t make ’em when 2.0 is around. He hovers. And paces. And whines when you won’t let him eat all three dozen of them.

There aren’t many ingredients. They take about 10 minutes to put together, and you only dirty two bowls. That’s my kind of cookin’

They’ve got a soft and chewy centre. They’re highly addictive. And they make a nice gift in a wee cellophane bag. I’m bringing them to my workmates tomorrow. I think I’ll throw a bunch into the middle of the administrative office just to see what happens. (Festive!)

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Almond Cookies – original source unknown – download almond cookie recipe

  • 2 packages of finely ground almonds (I used 2 x 100 gram packages)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • icing sugar

Beat egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl combine almonds, sugar and salt. Fold the almond mixture with a spatula into beaten egg whites. Add almond extract. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle with icing sugar. Let stand for 2 hours before baking. Bake at 300° for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen.


  1. Marsha Sefcik Interiors on December 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    most definitely will be making myself some of these for my daughter’s birthday party and xmas open house coming up this weekend.

    • movita on December 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

      They really are fabulously simple to throw together, and people go nuts for ’em. They have to sit for two hours before baking, but that gives you loads of time to slap on some nail polish and catch up on some reading before the guests arrive…

  2. emmalina73 on December 17, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Nothing says the festive season like grown women fighting over sugary treats, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without some good old fashioned hair pulling.

    I will be making myself some of these and then hiding in a cupboard to eat them undisturbed. After all that is what Christmas is all about, not sharing and eating in the dark. Right? Who’s with me?!

    • movita on December 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

      With you. So with you.

  3. glutenfreezen on April 5, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    These look wonderful! Gluten-free and dairy-free too, right up my alley. Can’t WAIT to try them! Hmm…might be worth a quick trip to the grocery store in the morning to grab the almonds. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen packages of finely ground almonds…might have to whiz them up in the food processor. Would you recommend doing it with whole raw almonds or the slivered almonds that have been blanched and peeled already? Thanks for the advice! ~ April

    • movita on April 6, 2011 at 8:14 am

      I think I would use whole blanched almonds in the food processor. That’s what I use for biscotti, and I’m thinking they will grind up nicely for you. They really are yummy – I give them out at Christmas and people go bonkers for them!

  4. movita beaucoup on May 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in December 2010. Happy baking!