Almond Shortbread Cookies

Baking these cookies on a cast-iron griddle will make them crispier, and they’ll cook more evenly.

Makes: 24Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 24

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups crushed almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the extracts and combine.
  • Sift the flour and salt together. Stir the almonds into the flour. Slowly add the flour to the butter while mixing slowly. When mixed, turn onto a floured surface and shape into a flat disk. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Flour a surface and roll the dough until it is ½" thick. Cut into rounds or squares that are no larger than 2½" across. Place the cookies on a griddle, and bake in the middle of the oven for 20–25 minutes. The edges will turn brown. Cool to room temperature and serve.

Recipe Information

Makes: 24

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups crushed almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the extracts and combine.
  • Sift the flour and salt together. Stir the almonds into the flour. Slowly add the flour to the butter while mixing slowly. When mixed, turn onto a floured surface and shape into a flat disk. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Flour a surface and roll the dough until it is ½" thick. Cut into rounds or squares that are no larger than 2½" across. Place the cookies on a griddle, and bake in the middle of the oven for 20–25 minutes. The edges will turn brown. Cool to room temperature and serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories240
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium25mg
Total Carbohydrate24g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars9g
Protein3g