Thursday, May 1, 2008

Almond Joy

I'm a little bit of an almond fanatic. So when I found this recipe on the back of my almond extract bottle several years ago, I gave it a try...and it has been a favorite ever since. They don't look like much, but taste like a soft, almond version of pecan sandies. Yummers!! Thanks to Randi for hosting her Recipe Box Swap this week...who can ever have enough cookie recipes??

Double Almond Cookies

2 cups flour
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds (I use my blender)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. pure almond extract

Mix flour, almonds and salt; set aside. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Blend in egg and extract. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Have a great Thursday!


Ice Cream said...

Mmmm. I love all things almond. But, then I love all things nutty. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I've been needing a new non-chocolate cookie recipe.

The Brough Family said...

I think I've had these at your house, they were wonderful. Glad for the recipe!!

Firefly Nights said...

Anything that says "double almond" has to be good. I just added this to my recipe file.

Rosanne said...

Yum, sounds good. I'll have to try these sometime. Thanks for sharing!

Leenz said...

I can't wait to try this-- I LOVE almond baked goods. I have a great recipe for almond cranberry cake I need to share with you.

Kathy said...

These look wonderful - I love almonds too!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

jessica said...

a definite must try! yum!

jillytacy said...

I love almond too and will definitely be trying these. If you love almond check out my Pecan Toffee Biscotti recipe. It's my favorite.

Anonymous said...

These sound really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jane of Seagull Fountain said...

I love almond flavoring too! Esp. when I can mix it with real cherries (or if canned, the tart cherries). Oh, these look good. Whenever I finish off a bottle of almond extract it's hard to throw away the bottle; I'd rather just sit around and sniff it every few minutes.

Kristi said...

Ok, I am late in adding my comment, but having tried these in person, I have to say they are seriously DELISH!!!! Sooo good! I'll add it to my recipe file of yummy Amber recipes!

Kyndra said...

I'm totally going to try this! I am an almond fan too!