Almond Shortbread Cookies
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These delicious little cookies make a great holiday gift for friends and neighbors. Put them in a cute container or wrapped up on a plate and deliver them for the holidays.
Recipe type: Almond Shortbread Cookies
Serves: approx. 48 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
  1. In a bowl, whip together the butter, sugar, beaten egg, almond extract and salt until light and fluffy, (about 5 minutes)
  2. Gradually add the flour, ½ cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. On a floured board, roll the dough out to about ½ inch thick.
  4. Using a 2 inch diameter cup or cookie cutter, cut circles out of dough.
  5. Use a spatula to lift up and place on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each cookie with the beaten egg.
  7. Sprinkle sugar on each cookie and top with sliced almonds.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
  9. Let cool
Recipe by Sugar n' Spice Gals at