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Almond Cookies with frosting and sliced almonds on top

Almond Cookies

This insanely delicious almond cookie recipe produces soft airy little cookies crowned with a sweet homemade icing and a palate-pleasing disposition.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Almond Cookies, Almond Cookies recipe, how do I make Almond Cookies, how to make Almond Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 42 cookies
Calories 181kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, approximately



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat together powdered sugar, granulated sugar, and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in oil, eggs, almond extract, and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture and mix just until incorporated.
  • Roll dough into ping pong sized balls. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake cookies 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center of the cookie no longer looks wet (Cookies won't brown).Don't overbake! Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire baking rack to cool completely.


  • Meanwhile, make the frosting; with an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add almond extract and salt. Add powdered sugar in 1-2 cup increments until combined. Add milk and mix until smooth and spreading consistency. Spread over completely cooled cookies and top with sprinkles.


Serving: 1/42 of the recipe | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.7mg