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Stack of buttery almond cookies on a plate with almonds as garnish

Buttery Almond Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Catalina
Buttery Almond Cookies are incredibly flavorful and so tender that they will melt in your mouth. Made with just a few ingredients, they are the perfect dessert.



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter 226 grams, room temperature
  • ¾ cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur or almond extract
  • 2 cups white all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup almonds ground
  • pinch salt

Amaretto Glaze:


  • ½ cup slivered almonds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl whisk together butter, sugar and Amaretto until fully combined and creamy. In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, ground almonds and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time to the butter mixture, and whisk until fully combined after each addition.
  • Using your hands, roll the dough into small balls and flatten slightly.
  • Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 7 to 12 minutes. It all depends how thick your cookies are. Start checking at the 7 minute mark, and if the sides and bottom of the cookies are slightly golden they are ready. Keep in mind that the top/center of the cookie will be soft, it will harden once the cookies cool down.
  • Remove cookies from oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet. Once cool you can move them to a cooling rack, being gentle not to crush them.
  • Wait for the cookies to be completely cooled before adding the glaze.

Amaretto Glaze:

  • Combine all the ingredients into a medium bowl until the mixture has no lumps. If the mixture is too thin, add more sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. If the mixture is too thick, add more liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Drizzle a spoonful of glaze on top of the cookies and immediately sprinkle slivered almonds on top.


Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.2mg