It’s a holiday cookie swap and you’re invited! Welcome back to my annual holiday cookie swap. Things are starting to look merry and bright around here and I’m just getting warmed up with another nutty cookie for you. These almost cookie crisps are the perfect combination of nutty and sweet. And the perfect way to end a heavy meal when you just need that little taste of sweet.
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Tips For Making Almond Cookie Crisps
These little crisps are great with coffee, tea or wine, which is why I love them for the holidays. The almond flavor is the perfect juxtaposition to sugar. And, as I said, they are great for after a heavy meal (Hello, holidays!), because they are just a touch sweet when you need that little hint of sugar.
I prefer the crunch and texture to a crisp version of this light version of the almond cookie.
The almond cookie is quite an international maven. So many countries and cultures have their take on the almond cookie or almond biscuits as called by some. You can find recipes for Turkish, Chinese, Italian or Spanish Almond biscuits or cookies and they are all fantastic.
So many of these cookies are a take on shortbread cookie recipe with a few almonds in the center for decor. They have that delicioious nutty flavor with a chewy surround. They aren’t overwhelmingly sweet so they are the perfect end to meal.
While I love almond flavor, for this cookie, I prefer a hefty crunch. With their soft chewy dough, sometimes I need that crunch. These almond cookie crisps give me that crunch I crave, but they are still light and delicious.
And in this season of overindulgence, isn’t it nice to know that almonds are filled with vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Ok, Ok…there is some sugar and butter, too.
Pro cookie baking tip: Keep a watch on these cookie crisps. They are very thin and can burn easily. They keep for a few weeks stored in an airtight container.
These almond cookie crisps make great hostess gifts, too! Perfect for the holiday season!
This recipe is another from my dear friend, Diana Teston. She shared this amazing cookie recipe with me many years ago and it’s been a holiday staple at my house ever since. Good friends really are a gift and I can’t thank her enough for her friendship and this scrumptious cookie recipe.
Beside the fact that I think of Diana every time I make these, they are so so easy whip up. Melt your butter, combine dry ingredients then toss it all in a bowl and drop clusters on a cookie sheet. I love the nutty sweet flavor. Goes great with a glass of wine or milk.
Pro cookie baking tip: To make clean up easy, line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake cookies, toss the parchment, wipe your tray and put it away.Print
- Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Heat on high at 15 second bursts until melted.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, and almonds.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Drop by spoonful onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. These cookies spread as they bake for leave two inches between cookie dough.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on size of cookie.
- Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool completely on cooling rack.
- Store cooled cookies in a Ziploc freezer bag or in a cookie tin.
Be sure to line the baking sheet with parchment. It will make clean up and removing the cookies from the baking sheet so much easier.
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