Almond Butter Cookies

I know since it’s December, we’re meant to be sharing recipes of new, delicious Christmas cookies and other baked goods… but I’m kind of cheating a little. I’m posting a recipe I made up a while ago for almond butter cookies. While they’re not exactly Christmassy (Heh. Assy.) they’re honestly amazing and perfect for any occasion, so I don’t think I’m being too sneaky here. Hey, almond is a Christmassy kind of taste, isn’t it? Regardless, this recipe for butter almond cookies is honestly amazing. The cookies are warm and buttery, with a crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth texture in the most perfect way. What’s your favourite cookie recipe?

Almond Butter Cookies | becajade

Almond Butter Cookies | becajade

Almond Butter Cookies | becajade

Almond Butter Cookies | becajade

 

SO, YOU’LL NEED:

for the cookies
◦ 2 cups plain flour
◦ 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
◦ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
◦ 3/4 cup white sugar
◦ 250 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
◦ 1 large egg
◦ 2 teaspoons almond extract

for the icing
◦ 1 cup icing sugar
◦ 1 tablespoon milk
◦ 1 & 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
◦1 cup white chocolate chips


TAKE NOTE!

If you want this recipe to be a little less almond-y, just choose to add almond extract in either the cookie recipe or icing – not both! I personally love it how it is, but I know some people like a more subtle taste.

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:

for the cookies
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line your baking trays with baking paper, and set aside.

2. Whisk flour, sea salt, and baking powder together in a medium bowl, and set aside.

3. Using an electric beater, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the almond extract and the egg, and continue to mix until combined. Add ½ cup of the flour mixture at a time, still mixing until fully combined.

4. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of mixture at a time – roll into a ball, and then press down on them using your palm and place on the baking paper.

5. Bake for 12 minutes, then remove from oven. Let cool on the baking paper for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Let them cool completely before icing.

for the icing
1. Whisk together the icing sugar and milk, then add the almond extract and continue to whisk until smooth. Feel free to add either more icing sugar or milk until you achieve the consistency you desire.

2. Use a spoon to drizzle the icing onto each cookie, and then place white chocolate chips as you desire onto the icing so they stick.

 

Almond Butter Cookies | becajade

Warm & tasty Almond Butter Cookies - perfect for Christmas! Recipe on becajade.com

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25 Comments

  1. December 22, 2016 / 3:59 am

    These look so amazing!! I’ve been looking for cookies to bake this week for Christmas and I’m for sure going to try these out!

    xo, Ali
    http://www.aliandliz.com

    • December 24, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      Yay! I’m glad – let me know what you think of them! xx

    • December 17, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks Sharni! xo

  2. December 16, 2016 / 6:42 am

    Oh my gosh. These look so delicious and now I really want them. Great recipe. I definitely need to try it out. Great post.

    Leja

    • December 17, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you so much! Let me know if you end up trying it 🙂

  3. December 16, 2016 / 3:13 am

    Looking good good good! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

    • December 17, 2016 / 1:19 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  4. December 15, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    These sound delicious! And almond is totally a Christmassy flavour – marzipan anyone?

    • December 17, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      Thank you! And you’re totally right 😀

    • December 17, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks Jessica! 🙂 xo

  5. December 14, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! I tend to shy away from traditional Christmas cookies during the holiday season and generally prefer more versatile options like these. I’ll have to try the recipe!

    • December 14, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      I’m glad you like it! Let me know if you do end up trying them, I’d love to know what you thought 🙂

    • December 14, 2016 / 7:04 am

      Definitely! Let me know what you think of them if you do 🙂

  6. December 13, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    I love cookies and I love almond but I’ve never tried almond butter cookies. Even though I’m not good at cooking / baking, I might try making these. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Jeff. | NAMELESSJEFF

    • December 13, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      No problem! They’re super easy to make, you’ll be ‘right! 😉
      If you end up baking them, let me know what you think! 😀

  7. December 13, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Ooh these look absolutely delicious! I’m trying to limit my sugar but I might just have to bake these anyway!
    (Also I replied to your comment on my blog 🙂 )

    -Sophie xx || Cherries and Perfume

    • December 13, 2016 / 7:08 pm

      Haha, whoops! I think you’ll have to schedule in a cheat day for these bad boys :p so worth it though!

      🙂

  8. December 13, 2016 / 9:15 am

    I need to start doing some baking t get myself in the Christmas spirit. I’ve not been feeling very Christmasy and I think these cookies might just be the antidote I was looking for 🙂
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    • December 13, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Hi Dora! I really hope they are the cure that you need – everybody deserves to feel Christmassy! 😉
      xxx

  9. December 13, 2016 / 6:57 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I will be baking this either today or tomorrow and will let you know how it goes! I don’t have white chocolate, only have semi sweet so hopefully it’ll work great. Do you think I can sub the white sugar with brown sugar?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • December 13, 2016 / 7:15 am

      You’re so welcome! I’m so excited that you’re going to try it! And yes – please let me know how it goes ☺️ I think you can, it will maybe just be a bit richer/sweeter… I’ve only just recently got into baking a year or so ago so I’m definitely not an expert by any means but I think it should be fine 🙂 it might just change the texture a little!