Almond Butter Cookies
Almond Butter Cookies Recipe

Almond Butter Cookies

Easy cookie recipe! This delicate, almond-flavored butter cookie can be decorated in a variety of ways.

1 hr
1 hr 40 min



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar and almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls to 1/4 inch thick with bottom of buttered glass dipped in sugar. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat 2-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Drizzle or pipe chocolate onto cookies making tree design, if desired.

Tip #1

Bake a variety of cookies using the same dough by rolling balls in decorator sugars or pressing halved red or green candied cherries onto cookies or rolling balls in finely chopped nuts before baking.


3.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 21, 2016

Discovered this recipe over 35 years ago on the back of the LOL carton and lost it during a move. Have been 'googling' for years trying to find this recipe. I do remember using less sugar because my 'sweet tooth' is not as sweet as others. So glad to be reconnected with the exact recipe, thanks to my daughter.

— says Pat
  February 13, 2016

I made these for Christmas, putting them together like a sandwich with raspberry jam between them. They were wonderful and everyone loved them. :)

— says Cyndi
  January 01, 2016

Delicious melt in your mouth! Very easy to make taste great.

— says Kathleen B.
  July 31, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!! I have been looking and looking for a good almond cookie recipe since Christmas. I am not a huge chocolate fan but I drizzled Ghirardelli milk chocolate over them and they were to die for!!

— says Arielle
  December 16, 2013

This has been a mainstay of my Christmas cookie platters for 20+ years. Always a hit. I flatten them with a decorative Cookie Press dipped in colored sugar. They come out of the oven beautiful and sparkly.

— says Karen N.
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