Have you ever found yourself buying those tin cans of butter almond shortbread cookies that you find in the store every holiday season? I actually love those little cookies. There is something about them that I find enticing. I don’t know if it is the cute tin can they come in or just the fact that they are tasty little Danish cookies.
I decided to make my own little cookies that I could actually put in a tin can if I choose. These Almond Shortbread Cookies are my version of some yummy buttery cookies. They are a type of Danish Cookie, but they also remind me a little of the almond cookies that you get in a Chinese Restaurant.
Almond Flavored Shortbread Cookies Make Great Gifts
Any way I look at it, these are absolutely delicious and if you put some in a cute little container, they will make the perfect holiday gift for friends and neighbors! If you love shortbread cookie recipes but have never tried making a Danish Almond Shortbread Cookie, there’s never a better time to start than now. See the almond shortbread cookie recipe below to get started!
Also, if you’re in the mood for other cookie recipes as well, try out these Orange Cream Cookies!
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ tsp. almond extract
- ½ tsp. salt
- 4 cups sifted flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- Sliced almonds
- sugar for sprinkling
- In a bowl, whip together the butter, sugar, beaten egg, almond extract and salt until light and fluffy, (about 5 minutes)
- Gradually add the flour, ½ cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
- On a floured board, roll the dough out to about ½ inch thick.
- Using a 2 inch diameter cup or cookie cutter, cut circles out of dough.
- Use a spatula to lift up and place on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each cookie with the beaten egg.
- Sprinkle sugar on each cookie and top with sliced almonds.
- Bake for 10 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
- Let cool