Armenian Almond Cookies

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Armenian


A wonderful almond flavored shortbread cookie



1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup almonds, finely ground
24 whole blanched almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C)
  2. Cream butter and sugar
  3. Add flour and salt
  4. Mix in extracts and ground almonds until the batter is well combined
  5. Roll the dough into 24 balls about the size of a walnut (27g in my case)
  6. Place on a baking sheet and flatten with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern, as you would with peanut butter cookies.  No need to flour the fork,  the dough isn’t sticky
  7. Lightly press one blanched almond on top of each cookie
  8. Bake until the bottoms are lightly brown, about 25 minutes

Keywords: armenian almond shortbread cookie