Almond Cookies is Recipe. I know you will love this cookie recipe! It only takes a couple of minutes to make, and you have a perfectly baked cookie in 15 minutes. There is one other family favorite cookie that you might want to check out as well, these addicting Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies.
You’ll want to make these scrumptious cookies today!
So, now that autumn has arrived, and the kids are back to school, I’m in the mood to bake cookies.
I like to make fresh cookies for my kid’s lunches, and these almond cookies are always a favorite in our house! Since this is my mother’s recipe, I thought it would be nice to name them after her.
She would be so tickled to know that her baking legacy lives on.
So, I remember her packing them in my lunch, and all my friends would want to swap with me. These cookies were such an incredible treat that I didn’t usually trade them with my friends.
Also, the cool thing about them is that they freeze well, so make a double batch and freeze some for later. You can freeze the dough or the baked cookie, whichever suits your fancy.
Amy's Almond Cookie Recipe
Almond Cookies are my family's favorite cookie. This recipe comes from my mom. It is easy to make and is a delicious and light cookie.
Servings: 24 cookies
- 1 cup Crisco
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Almond Extract
- 2 cups Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- Cream Crisco and sugar until fluffy.
- Add egg and extract, and beat well.
- Sift dry ingredients and add to the cream mixture.
- Shape into ½ inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 375° oven for 12-15 minutes.
- Take out of the oven and place warm cookies on cookie rack.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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I hope you try these baking these cookies! They are delicious and so light and flaky. There is a danger that you can’t stop eating them. They have a deceptive quality since they are so airy and flaky it feels like you aren’t eating too many.
So, this recipe meets my three requirements for a good cookie. It is simple to make, yummy, and bakes the same every time. This recipe isn’t a complicated cookie, and they come out of the oven, all looking the same every time.
My mom recently passed away so even more, I love that I can pass along her recipes. She loved baking when she was younger. I’m carrying on her legacy. I only wish, is that she knew that I named her cookie after her and that many of you are enjoying her recipe!
So if you bake these cookies, thanks for keeping my mom’s recipe alive, and maybe it will become a favorite in your family as well.
If you like almond desserts, then you might like Leslie from My 100 Year Old Home’s Pear and Almond Dessert.
Thanks for stopping, and make sure to check out this delicious dessert! Have a great day, and thanks again!
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I just made your almond cookies and you’re right, super easy and so delicious! They are perfect with a cup of tea! Thank you for sharing!
Well, looks like you just made all my favorite cookies! You’re so sweet to leave a comment! If you have a moment, it would be great if you rated the cookies too!
Hello, I love you recipes and would like to print them so they are easier to use in my kitchen, but I don’t see a way to print them. Am I missing something? Thank you!
You are so right, and this recipe isn’t placed in my recipe plugin. I need to do that one of these days. Thanks for letting me know since this is a super popular post. I’ll put it on my list of things to do!
So good, one of our favorites!
I’m so glad it’s one of your favorites. Just looking at my photos makes me crave a cookie!
Finally found the perfect almond cookie recipe! I love the light and airy texture the shortening yeilds. Most of the recipes I found called for butter (delicious) but not that light crisp texture I was craving. Your mom’s recipe has now become a part of my own family’s recipes. Thank you so much for sharing these. We will be making these again and again.
I’m so happy you found me! My mom’s recipe is so yummy, and I love that it comes out perfect every time.
I’m super happy that it is now a part of your family as well!
Thanks for taking the time and sharing your lovely comment!
This is a delightfully delicious almond cookie and very easy to make. My family loves the recipe as is, with one friend asking for more almond flavor. I liked them as they are also, so I will leave more almond flavor for her to try in her kitchen. This recipe will be made often in my home. I have also frozen the dough in small covered silicone ice cube trays that have 15 cavities. When you want fresh baked cookies in a hurry, simply pop them out of the freezer and onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Let them sit for 20-30 minutes to soften and pop them in the oven. I found that cookies formed with a #50 or #60 Zeroll disher take about 10-11 minutes to bake (a little shorter than the recipe states). If you like almond cookies, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you for a great recipe!
Oh my goodness, thanks so much for the lovely comment! These Almond Cookies are one of our favorites too. I love that you freeze the dough in an ice cube tray. I’ll have to try that and update the recipe. That’s excellent information. I’m sure future readers will love your findings. Keep baking, and have a Happy Day!
These are delicious!! One of my mom’s friends used to make almond refrigerator cookies and yours are as close as I’ve been able to find to her recipe. Yours have the great almond taste but are much lighter than hers. I like yours better! I substituted butter for shortening, and everything else the same except I rolled the balls in red or green colored sugar for Christmas. My new favorite recipe!! Thanks so much for sharing!
Oh wow, how did the butter work out? I wish the recipe didn’t have Crisco, but I never thought to change it! I’m so glad you found my mom’s recipe! Thanks so much for the great rating! I love that you wrote me a message!
It’s a winner! So delicious. Addictive. It’s now in my top five favorite cookie recipe list!
I’m so glad you like my mom’s cookie! It is VERY addicting.