Almond Delights

You can buy almonds blanched or easily do it yourself. Just pour boiling water over raw almonds and set aside for a few minutes. Using your fingers, slip the skins off the almonds and allow them to dry.

Makes: 60 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 60 blanched almonds

Directions

  • Sift flour, confectioners’ sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
  • Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and almond extract; blend well.
  • Stir in flour mixture. Chill at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Roll dough into ½” balls. Place 2” apart on baking sheets. Brush lightly with cream; press an almond into each. Bake 10–12 minutes, or until just golden.

Recipe Information

Makes: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 60 blanched almonds

Directions

  • Sift flour, confectioners’ sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
  • Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and almond extract; blend well.
  • Stir in flour mixture. Chill at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Roll dough into ½” balls. Place 2” apart on baking sheets. Brush lightly with cream; press an almond into each. Bake 10–12 minutes, or until just golden.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories60
Total Fat4g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium10mg
Total Carbohydrate5g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein1g