I have this terrible habit of buying the same items of clothing when I’m shopping. I walk in with the intent to get something new and my brain goes into robot mode. MUST FIND STRIPED SHIRTS/BLACK & WHITE ANYTHING/PERFECT BLACK DRESS. Can one ever have enough striped shirts? (NO) How about the perfect black scooped-neck shirt? I have to stop myself when I’m about to buy another black dress…It’s just that I can’t help it. I know exactly what I like/want. If only stores carried nothing but black denim wide leg pants & striped shirts year round, I’d be all set.
I suppose my food cravings are pretty much the same. I love anything almondy. Here on this site you’ve seen me make granola, danishes, bars, cookies,vegan cookiest, raw cookies, caramel corn, appetizers loaded with almonds. I feel like I have the same issue with almonds as I do with my striped shirt collection. NEED MORE. ALWAYS. Thank goodness almonds are good for you.
We enjoyed these cookies a little too much at my house. I had to freeze some and give some away because there wasn’t much stopping me from eating one after another after another. They’re nutty, sweet & fragrant with vanilla. They’re perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with tea. I wouldn’t mind a few broken over ice cream with fresh berries. Let’s make that happen! I think on my next go-around, I’m going to add a bit of almond extract because I can’t get enough of almonds.
And we’re off!
First! You pulse the almonds in a food processor to make almond meal.
You’re supposed to go super fine, but I wanted a little almond chunks in my meal.
Melted butter & sugar get stirred together. An egg goes in.
Flour gets stirred in.
Flour & almond meal.
Here’s a weird thing. Vanilla extract at this point. I would have put it in during the egg mixture, but I followed the recipe. I wonder if they forgot about it and then when they went to stir they were like…CRAP. Vanilla. Maybe that’s just my imagination. Maybe I speak from experience…
Scoop out a cookie into the palm of your hand. Flatten the cookie. Put the cookie on a greased baking sheet.
REPEAT. Like… a lot.
Original recipe calls for three sliced almonds on top of each cookie. I got through three cookies and was like……NOOOOO WAY AM I DOING THIS FOR 20+ cookies.
So I took the slivered almonds and smooshed them in the center. Done deal. Time saver. Yeah baby.
They get baked in the oven. They cool on a rack.
Confectioner’s sugar enters the picture…
COOKIE PARTY COOKIE PARTY (Sarah Silverman reference)
- COOKIE PARTY COOKIE PARTY (Sarah Silverman reference)
- Almond Cookies
- makes about 36 cookies
- recipe adapted from This Is A Cookbook: Recipes for Real Life
- 1 1/2 cups whole almonds, plus sliced almonds for garnish
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar