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double almond butter cookies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Mary Shivers
Ada, OK

These elegant little thumbprints are deliciously buttery and filled with rich almond paste. They are perfect for wedding or baby showers or just simply served with steaming cups of coffee.

(2 ratings)
yield 48 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For double almond butter cookies

  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
    large egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    (from an 8 oz. can) almond paste

How To Make double almond butter cookies

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, extract, and salt. Beat on low speed until combined. Use a wooden spoon to gradually stir in flour until well mixed.
  • 2
    Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 4
    Spray a large cookie sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 2-inches apart on cookie sheet. Press thumb into center of each cookie, making indentions large enough to fill with ½ teaspoon of almond paste. Fill each with almond paste.
  • 5
    Bake for 14-16 minutes just until edges are golden. Makes 4 dozen.

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