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Almond Shortbread Cookies

Almond shortbread cookies are one easy and tasty holiday bake you will love. With just very few ingredients, no baking powder or soda these shortbread cookies are so tasty with the goodness of almond sin every bite. Here is how to make delicious almond shortbread cookies easily at home.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time2 hrs
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: continental
Servings: 24
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter soft, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1.25 cups plain flour Or wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons almond or vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds


  • Measure out the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Using a electric beater or wired whisk or stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar until fluffy and light. Also add almond or vanilla extract.
  • To the creamed butter add salt, plain flour and almond flour. Mix well and bring the dough together. Just add 2-3 tablespoons milk to bring the dough together.
  • Grease a 8 inch pizza pan or round baking tin generously with butter. Also dust with flour.
  • Spread the dough evenly in the prepared baking tray. Smooth out the top using a rolling pin or back of a cup.
  • Using a sharp knife cut the dough into slices of desired shape. Top with sliced almonds as required
  • Cover and chill the dough for 2 hours.
  • 15 minutes before baking, preheat the oven at 180 C / 350 F.
  • Place the pan with cookie dough inside the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top turns golden.
  • once baked, break the shortbread cookies along the marked lines. Cool and store in airtight container. Serve with tea or milkshake.


This recipe makes 24 small or 15 large cookies
You can double the recipe
Cookies keep well for a week


Calories: 289kcal