Best Ever Almond Butter Cookies
Best Ever Almond Butter Cookies

Best Ever Almond Butter Cookies

This delicate, almond-flavored butter cookie can be decorated in a variety of ways and is easy to bake.

1 hr
12 hrs 45 min



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon almond extract, if desired

Food color, if desired


Decorator candies, sugars, etc, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add milk and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and baking powder; beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into a ball. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 400°F. 

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine powdered sugar, water, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract in bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

  6. STEP 6

    Glaze cooled cookies. Add decorator candies, if desired. Let stand until glaze is hardened (6 hours or overnight).


5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
50Sodium (mg)
20Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  January 12, 2014

Easy to make and great flavor. I added a little more almond flavoring and a few drops of vanilla, but other than that followed directions. Directions don't say whether or not to remove from baking sheet immediately. I left the cookies on the baking sheet to cool to prevent breakage. I didn't use the cookie glaze because of the type of decorating I did, but the glaze recipe looks great! Will use this recipe in the future.

— says Jules
  December 16, 2013

I've been making these cookies for years and they always get raves. Rich, creamy, and just sweet enough. Perfect with any kind of hot beverage. We like them so much that I've never bothered to modify them, but after reading the other reviews I'm definitely going to try the lemon.

— says Karen N.
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