Almond cookies

My aayi keeps reminding me about nutritional values of almonds and suggests me to add it to my diet. Every time she told me about it, I would go and buy one pack of almond. Last week, I found I had a huge pack of almonds at home. So I thought of making cookies with them. I tried the first recipe that I found
from here. I changed it a bit to suit our taste and also make them eggless. The cookies turned out to be awesome. I am going to make some more again now.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup(150gms) almonds
1/2 tea spn baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 tea spn vanilla extract
1/4 tea spn salt
Few chocolate morsels(optional)

Grind almonds into powder – it need not become very fine. Keep aside.
Preheat the oven at 375F for about 10mins.
Mix butter and sugar till they form a uniform mixture.
Now add almond powder, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt, all purpose flour and mix.
Make small balls from the mixture and keep them on a greased cookie sheet. Leave enough space between two balls as the cookies expand after baking.
Keep one chocolate morsel on the cookie (optional). Bake at 375F for about 12-15mins.
When they are cooled to room temperature, they become very crispy.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

36 thoughts on “Almond cookies”

  1. hi….. its very good and though simple recipe..must try it….
    one question…. in the picture why the bottom of cookies looks more brown bcoz from top they don’t look like burned to me….\\


    Shilpa: Nusrat, I had used a butter based baking spray on the sheet which made the bottom brown and very crispy.

  2. I think we can also use almond meal directly. Can you let me know if you beat the butter and sugar together or simply mixed it?

    Shilpa: The main purpose of beating both together to get any uniform mix without having any loose sugar. So mix it as much as you can.

  3. hi
    wishing you a very happy new year…………i have a question i have baked cakes in the microwave with amazing results……i wud like to know if i can make cookies in the micro too

  4. almond cookies are the only ones i bake (sans butter and with egg whites). these are a great variation. wish you and your family a wonderful 2009, dear shilpa.

  5. Hi Shilpa,

    This looks like a wonderful recipe. I just came across ur site whilst searching for recipes n its really amazing to c how much effort u hv been putting in n making it simple for others. Kudos to all ur efforts !!!!

    I do not hv an oven so would like to know how do i cook this in a microwave.

    Also in case Priya is reading this, since she has mentioned that she bakes cakes in microwave with amazing results please please share the trick so that even i will b able to hv the pleasure of baking a cake.

    Thanx n once again fantastic efforts !!!!!!

  6. Wish you Happy New Year Shilpa !

    Do you think we can substitute oil for butter in this recipe?

    Shilpa: Sorry Sonia, I haven’t tried it.

  7. hi mamta…………sorry i replied late….also you did not leave ur email id for me to reply to you….so am replying via this feed itself………for baking cakes use ur normal cake recipe……but add one pinch of baking soda to the cake batter….also you do not need to mix the batter too much…..and using a glass or microwave bowl ….micro the cake for about 5 mins…..check with a toothpick and immediately demould the cake when done……….in case you want to keep the cake for a longer period of time reduce the amount of sugar in the batter and pour a 3 or 4 tablespoons sugar mixed with water over the cake ..which retains the sponginess of the cake else it dries up too soon…….however you cannot make fresh fruit cakes with this method

  8. Hi Shilpa,

    Happy new year!!!

    This recipe looks good and healthy for my cookie lover daughter…. just a clarification… do you use skinned almonds or do you leave the skin on? Sorry if I missed this in the recipe but I cudnt find it.
    Thanks in advance.

    Shilpa: Leave the skin on.

  9. Hi

    Like your receipe
    Can these cookies be made in micro wave?

    Thanks & HAPPY NEW YEAR


    Shilpa: Yes, you can make them in microwave. They will get baked in very less time.

  10. Nice! Awesome cookies! They look super tasty! Try giving us a recipe on Dark Chocolate Cookies – they’ll be tasty and the antioxidants will make sure we all live longer 🙂

  11. Hi Shilpa,

    Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.
    I tried this the way you mentioned… Dough tasted awsome.. but cookies turned out to be very hard…

    I dint even keep it for 10 minutes… what do you think went wrong?


  12. Hi Shilpa,

    Thank you so much for posting mouth watering recipes. I tried this recipe for the almond cookie. My dough was very wet. I do not know what went wrong with the proportions. I have a doubt as to whether we are to use powdered/confectioner’s sugar instead of granulated sugar?

    Can you please let me know.


  13. Hi Shilpa,
    I tried the cookies and they tasted awesome. Had a tough time mixing the sugar as i had used granuled one. Next time will use the fine version.But few ?s..pls help me to bake them even better.
    1. The base of few coookiea were dark brown and few almost blackish. I baked for almost 25 to 30 mins as while checking them if they are done, I could still feel them soft..yours look nice and light brown.
    2. What should be the texture of the mix..moist n soft just enough t roll them to balls or a bit stiff

    Thanks again..

    1. Try baking in a microwave safe plate/sheet for 3-4mins. If not baked, continue again. Sorry I don’t bake anything in microwave, so I don’t know exact time needed

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