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Melting Moment Almond Cookies

Spice Islands®

Melting Moment Almond Cookies


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes

3 dozen cookies


1 cup whole OR slivered almonds

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup butter OR margarine

1/2 cup Argo® Corn Starch

1/2 cup powdered sugar

3/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract

36 whole blanched almonds

1 egg

1 tablespoon water


Place 1 cup almonds in bowl of food processor.  Pulse 10 times or until coarsely chopped.  Add flour, butter, corn starch, sugar and almond extract.  Process 30 seconds or until mixture forms a ball.  (if necessary, refrigerate dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until easy to handle.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; press with flat-bottom glass dipped in flour to scant 1/4-inch thickness.

Beat egg and water together.  Brush over cookies.  Press a whole almond into center of dough.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool completely on wire rack.  Store in tightly closed container.

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