Monday, May 13, 2013

Soft Almond Sugar Cookies

The last few weeks I've been bringing you a lot of (fairly) healthy recipes, but I've needed some comfort food the last few weeks while dealing with a family emergency.  I had some of these at home that I had made before life got crazy and they were a nice treat to have when I got home late at night.
I do love a soft sugar cookie.  Pretty much my favorite.  No brown edges, just a nice soft and chewy cookie.  And boy, do these deliver!  I really love these cookies, they are sooo soft and nice and chewy.  They also have the perfect hint of almond flavor.

Soft Almond Sugar Cookies
Recipe Adapted from:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup shortening/Crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream the sugar, butter, and shortening.  Add in the eggs and almond extract.  Finally, mix in the four, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
Using a cookie scoup, scoop appoximately 2 teaspoons of dough into a ball and roll in raw (or colored) sugar.  Place on greased baking sheet.
Press cookies slightly flat.

Bake cookies for 7 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before moving to cooling rack (cookies will look under cooked, but they will firm up as they cool). 


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  1. I love flavored sugar cookies, but I don't have the space to roll them out right now. My name is Katie and I host Inspired Weekends, open from Thursday to Thursday. I would love to have you link up!

  2. I love a good cookie! Almond is one of my favorite flavors too. I just pinned to my cookie board, I look forward to trying them :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  3. Love almond cookies ! And I like it even more that you just scoop the dough onto the baking sheets, and no rolling out ;-) Thank you for sharing at our All My Bloggy Friends Party !

    With A Blast

  4. Sounds yummy! If you're interested, I'd love for you to link it up to my Tutorial Tuesday Blog Hop. It runs through Friday.

  5. My 14 year old LIKES the smell of Amaretto (discovered this when I ordered an italian margarita and it came in a seperate shot) I think I will try these as a surprise....sound like she will LOVE them!
    stopping by to visit from Fluster’s Creative Muster Wednesday Linky Party
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    I hope you will stop by for a visit!

  6. I don't think I have used almond extract in anything!

    Thank you for sharing this post on Pin It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week :)

  7. I adore sugar cookies! And I actually have almond extract that I've been trying to figure out how to use! Thanks!

  8. YUM...these look delicious! This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday's live now!

  9. These look SO good! Coming over to visit from Thursday's Treasures. Please feel free to stop by and link it up with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. :-)

  10. I love almond cookies! Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  11. I love anything with almond! Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. These look really yummy!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  13. Love this!! There’s a new LINK-UP Party going on at and we would love to feature your post!! Here’s the link:

  14. These look great. I absolutely love almonds extract in cookies! Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays - hope to see you this week. :)

  15. Drooling...those look scrumptious!

  16. Yum! Using the back of the spoon to push them down is such a better idea than just letting them spread out ... or not spread in my experience sometimes! lol :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  17. Very cool! PINned your post to our Pinterest board!! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!!

  18. Yum!

    Come party with APIMP!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    Hugs, Cathy

  19. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" These look delicious. :-) I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  20. If there's cake in the house I can leave it alone, but a homemade cookie; nada! Sugar cookies are one of my favs. These sound yummy. I will be pinning and trying these for sure! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  21. These look so delicious! YUMMY!! Just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

  22. Thanks for the recipe. They look great!

  23. Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe at my say G'day Saturday linky party. They look yummy!

    Best wishes and hope to see you again this weekend.
    Natasha in Oz

  24. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. Roll again in powdered sugar just before serving. Makes about 36 cookies.


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