Almond Butter Cookies

1 cup All-purpose flour
½ teaspoonBaking soda
⅛ teaspoonSalt
6 tablespoons Unsalted butter, softened
¼ cupGranulated sugar
¼ cupPacked light brown sugar
1 tablespoonCorn syrup
½ teaspoonVanilla
¼ teaspoonAlmond extract
½ cupMaisie Jane's Natural Slice Almonds


Toast almonds and allow to cool completely

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

Beat together butter, sugars, corn syrup, vanilla, and almond extract in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed (use paddle attachment if you have a stand mixer) until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Reduce speed to low, then add flour mixture and mix just until a dough begins to form. Add almonds and mix just until incorporated.

Form dough into a rectangular log (about 12 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 2 inches thick). Wrap in wax paper and chill until firm, about 2 hours.

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325F. Butter a large baking sheet.

Cut half of log into 1/8-inch-thick slices with a thin sharp knife and arrange 3/4 inch apart on baking sheet. (Keep remaining dough chilled.)

Bake cookies until golden, about 12 minutes, then transfer with a thin metal spatula to a rack to cool.

Repeat with remaining dough.

Dough can be chilled up to 2 days, or frozen, wrapped also in plastic wrap, 1 month. Transfer frozen dough to refrigerator to thaw slightly at least 2 hours before slicing.

Cookies can be baked 3 days ahead and cooled completely, then kept in an airtight container at room temperature.

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