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Almond Shortbread


A lovely cookie perfect for big gatherings or a quiet cup of tea!

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (6 Votes)


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar for decoration


Servings 18
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat oven to 300F.

Step 2

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add almond extract and mix well.

Step 3

Stir in the flour with a spoon until smooth and combined.

Step 4

Divide dough in half. Refrigerate in plastic wrap for 2 hours.

Step 5

Roll out on floured surface to 1/2" thick. Cut out cookies*. Place 1" apart on ungreased sheet.

Step 6

Bake 25-30 mins until just slightly golden. Transfer to wire wrack. While the cookies are still hot, sprinkle the sugar over them.

Step 7



* You can use cookie cutters, a glass or shape the dough into a square or rectangle and use a knife (and a ruler) to cut the dough into small rectangles (like Scottish shortbread).

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