These easy Almond Cookies are great for any day! April 9th is Almond Cookie Day, so let’s celebrate with these simple almond biscuits!
This cookie was one of my mother’s favorites and I think of her every time I make them.
Almond cookies are one of my mom’s favorite cookies and I cannot wait to share this recipe. But I have to mention that April 9th marks another important day here at Organized Island.
April marks my blogversary! I want to thank all of you for your visits, comments, and emails! Also thanks for connecting on social. If you are following me on Instagram, let me know. That is where I share the latest happenings and behind the scenes shopping and dining.
I started this blog to share tips on making the most of your time. It is a special day, so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with cookies!
These are fun and festive almond biscuits with a nice almond flavor and are mildly sweet. They truly taste just like the Chinese Almond Cookies that you find at a Chinese restaurant.
These cookies are light and airy and slightly crisp and the almond taste is delicious. These are perfect for tea or dessert and make a nice treat to bake for friends. I received this recipe from a friend whose family owned a bakery near Chinatown many years ago.
For more great easy cookie recipes
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe – delicious and perfect! This recipe was from a friend whose father owned a bakery.
Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Soft and chewy and entirely delicious!
Southern Snickerdoodles – It took me years to perfect this recipe, but they are wonderful!
Easy Almond Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 cup of sliced almonds
1 egg white, beaten
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar, then add egg and almond extract. Mix dry ingredients together and blend into butter mixture. You will need to use your hands to work ingredients together.
Roll into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet at least 1″ apart. Press cookies to flatten. Brush cookies with egg white and Press a couple of almonds on top of each cookie.
Bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool on a baking sheet a couple of minutes. Makes about 2 dozen.
Since I first posted this recipe, I have had people ask if they could substitute almond flour in this recipe. For Almond Flour Cookies, you can substitute almond flour, but I recommend boosting the baking soda to 1 teaspoon.
You can make mix the dry ingredients ahead of time and prepare with the other ingredients when you are ready to bake.
After baking, let cook and you can freeze them for later. Store them in a freezer-safe storage container or bag labeled with the date.
What are you celebrating this month?