These easy Almond Cookies are great for any day, April 9th is Almond Cookie Day, so let’s celebrate!
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.
It marks my blogversary! I want to thank all of you for your visits, comments and emails! This will be my year is my 6th year of Organized Island. I thought it would be fun to celebrate with cookies!
These are fun and festive cookies with a nice almond flavor and are mildly sweet.
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.
I received this recipe from a friend whose family owned a bakery near Chinatown many years ago.
Are you celebrating anything this month?