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Almond Shortbread Cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies are a super simple dessert to bake. Just 6 ingredients in these easy gluten-free cookies. They are buttery and delicious!

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Almond Shortbread Cookies

I’ve been doing a bit of a pantry clean out and found some almond flour from making macarons a while back. I didn’t have the time for macarons so I decided to try making shortbread instead. They are full of almond flavor with a great texture. 

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Almond Shortbread Cookies

How to Make Almond Shortbread Cookies:

Gluten free almond shortbread

  • Add almond flour, sugar, salt, butter and almond extract to a mixer bowl.

Almond shortbread cookie dough

  • Beat at medium speed until well combined. 

Baking Gluten Free Cookies

  • Scoop into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. 
  • Place on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Mash with a small glass. 
  • Press almond slices into cookie dough.
  • Bake until light brown around the edges. 

Almond Shortbread Cookies on a wire rack

  • Remove to a wire rack to cool. 
  • Store in an airtight container up to 5 days. 

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I make cookies several times a week and these Almond Shortbread Cookies are definitely on repeat! I love all things almond, like this buttery almond pound cake and now these cookies are a new favorite.

Almond Shortbread Cookies

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Yield: 22 Cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies are a super simple dessert to bake. Just 6 ingredients in these easy gluten-free cookies. They are buttery and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar + 1/4 cup for rolling
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Add almond flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, butter and almond extract to a mixer bowl and beat until combined.
  3. Scoop into 1 inch balls and roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a lined cookie sheet.
  4. Smash with a small glass.
  5. Top cookies with 3 almond slices, slightly pressing into cookie.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  8. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

22

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Laura,
      Yes! You are right, it’s almond flour – I have corrected the card, thank you so much for letting me know! I hope you get the chance to try these.

      ~ Milisa

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