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almond shortbread cookies placed on top of a glass of milk

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Celebrate the holidays with buttery, flavorful almond shortbread cookies. Made with simple ingredients, these cookies are perfect for any occasion!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond shortbread cookies, Almond Shortbread Cookies Recipe, how do I make almond shortbread cookies, How To Make Almond Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 155kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Icing (Optional)

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 3-4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour and the almond flour; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer set on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the almond and vanilla extracts. Stir in the flour almond mixture.
  • Roll the dough into 2-inch diameter logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Cut the dough into 1/4 inch slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are just beginning to brown, 30-35 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Place completely cooled cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, 2 tablespoons of milk, and almond extract until smooth. Add more milk, a little at a time, to thin icing to a drizzling consistency.
  • Pour icing into a small ziplock. Cut off a small piece of one corner and drizzle each cookie with icing. Allow icing to set. Store cookies in an airtight container.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg