Recipe: Almond Cookies

Almond is one of my favorite flavors and scents ever. I have got almond everything. Shower gel, body lotion, face cream, candles, and food of course. Almond spread. Stollen. Marzipan. Raw almonds. Slivered almonds. Sliced almonds. Almond extract. If ever I was a character in a game, my weakness most certainly would be “almonds”. Or my strength. I am not sure about that. I definitely can’t pass by marzipan without buying it. And eating it, obviously. Actually, maybe almonds would be my strength, like my special power food, because so far I haven’t exploded from eating them. I rather feel better when I taste and/or smell them.

janavar.net | Recipe: Almond Cookies

Since I have almonds in all kind of shapes and states at home, I decided it was time for some almond cookies. Even while making them the whole kitchen already smelled sooo good. It is definitely a great Christmas scent – although I also don’t mind it at the height of summer. Depending on your preferences you can cut the dough into smaller or bigger squares. I obviously love big almond cookies. But I was nice and even shared them with my roommate.

Just one warning: Be careful with the almond extract. If you use too much, the cookies turn out bitter. Just saying …

janavar.net | Recipe: Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 170 g soft butter
  • 200 g sugar for not so sweet cookies else add more sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 200 g flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 150 g slivered or sliced almonds

Instructions
 

  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add the almond extract. (Be careful not to add too much!)
  • Beat in the flour, soda, and salt.
  • Flour a clean surface. Roll out the dough to a ca. 30 cm x 30 cm square.
  • Beat the egg in a cup or small bowl. Brush it on the surface of the dough.
  • Sprinkle the almonds on top.
  • Cut the dough into ca. 20 squares.
  • Bake at 180 °C (or 350 °F) for about 10 minutes.

janavar.net | Recipe: Almond Cookies

Do you like almonds? Or what is your personal superfood?

P.s. I also love spinache a lot. But it doesn’t go that well with cookies.

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