Basic Almond Cookie Dough

Basic Almond Cookie Dough Recipe

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Megan Stewart


Here are some options, not just this recipe, but there are 2 more in the directions that you can easily make!


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makes 1-5 dozen, depending on the size


  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 can(s)
    finely ground almonds
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/3 c
  • 1
  • 2 tsp

How to Make Basic Almond Cookie Dough


  1. Stir flour, almond, sugars and powder. Add butter to crumb, then add egg and vanilla. Turn onto a work surface and knead until smooth. Refrigerate wrapped in plastic, 2 hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll half the dough to 1/8" thick between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Cut or shape as desired, leaving unused dough in fridge. Place an inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets, bake 6-20 min. Cookie is done when firm to the touch and the edges are lightly browned. Store in airtight containers.
  2. Walnut wreaths: Substitute 1/2 cup ground walnuts for almonds. Roll dough into 7 inch long rope, twist together in twos to form circles. Pinch ends to seal. Press walnuts into alternating sections of each wreath, press in red and green candied cherry pieces to look like bows. Bake 10-12 minutes, cool and sprinkle plain ends with powdered sugar.
  3. Dutch Chocolate Sandwiches: Roll out dough, cut into 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch rectangles or 3 inch stars. Bake 6-7 minutes, cool. Spread half the cookies with 1 teaspoon of any flavor preserves. Top with remaining cookies. Dip each halfway into melted milk chocolate to coat.

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About Basic Almond Cookie Dough

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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