Almond Cookies Recipe

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Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Cake flour8 3⁄4 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Teaspoons)
 Double-acting baking powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Margarine2 Tablespoon, softened
 Granulated sugar2 Tablespoon
 Almond extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Vanilla extract1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Blanched shelled almonds12 , lightly toasted

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 896 Calories from Fat 281

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g48%

Saturated Fat 5.8 g29.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 348.4 mg14.5%

Total Carbohydrates 132 g44.2%

Dietary Fiber 13.2 g52.8%

Sugars 30.8 g

Protein 24 g47.9%

Vitamin A 26.3% Vitamin C 0.05%

Calcium 20.8% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Onto sheet of wax paper or a paper plate sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
2. In small mixing bowl, using electric mixer, cream margarine with sugar until light and fluffy; add sifted ingredients and beat until combined. Add egg and extracts and continue beating until batter is smooth.
3. Onto 2 nonstick baking sheets drop batter by heaping table-spoonsful, forming 6 cookies on each sheet and leaving a space of about 4 inches between each (batter will spread to form thin cookies, each about 3 1/2 inches in diameter). Top each cookie with 1 almond and press lightly.
4. Bake until edges of cookies are dark brown, 8 to 10 minutes; using a spatula, remove cookies to wire rack to cool.