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You just can’t beat old fashioned cookie recipes. It seems as though there isn’t anything on the market like them, which is why I always love sharing a good recipe when I find one.
This 1950’s cookie recipe has quickly turned into one of my faves, not just because it is so good, but because it uses almonds which is one of my favorite ingredients.
These butter almond cookies are so delicious and taste a lot like pecan sandies if you ask me. You can make them in under an hour, and they are excellent for treating Santa or just treating yourself.
If you are ready to get your holiday baking on, or just want to try an amazing almond cookie recipe, give this old fashioned butter almond cookie recipe a try!
How to Make Butter Almond Cookies
You guys are going to love how easy this butter almond cookie recipe is. You will be surprised at how many of these ingredients you may already have in the pantry. That is another thing I LOVE about vintage recipes, they are often made from very common kitchen ingredients and don’t require a ton of fuss.
– 1 cup butter, softened
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2 tsp vanilla extract or imitation vanilla flavoring
– 2 cups all purpose flour
– 1 cup chopped almonds or slivered almonds
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix the butter and sugar together until a cream forms.
2. Stir in the almonds, flour, and vanilla.
3. Mix well. Personally I like to add the ingredients into my stand mixer and mix on medium speed for about 45 seconds. You don’t have to use a stand mixer, just mix by hand until well blended. You can find the stand mixer I use here.
4. Take one spoonful of dough at a time and roll in your palms to form a ball.
5. Repeat, placing the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
6. Take a fork and gently press each dough ball to create an indent. Sprinkle with a pinch of white sugar for extra sparkle.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove and allow to cool.
Yield: This butter almond cookie recipe yields 2 dozen cookies.
A few helpful baking tips:
– Your oven may need more or less time. It is best to keep an eye on these cookies after 10 minutes to see how well they are browning.
– If you wish, you can sprinkle with chopped almonds prior to baking.
– Store cookies in an air tight container or bag to keep fresh. They will stay good for up to 5 days if kept in air tight storage.
I told you this was an easy recipe! As you can see, this old fashioned butter almond cookie recipe is an oldie but a goodie. I hope you will give it a try and tell me what you think!
While you are here, don’t forget to check out some of the other old fashioned cookie recipes I have been working on.
– Old Fashioned Cream Wafer Cookies
– Lemon Snowdrop Cookies