Almond Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert snack almond butter cookie
Ingredients (24 cookies)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- your choice of preserves/jelly/jam
InstructionsFor the cookies
Preheat oven to 350º F.
In a stand mixer, mix butter, powdered sugar, and almond extract. Mix on low until well blended.
Slowly add flour and mix until the dough starts to come together. (If dough is too crumbly, add 1-2 tablespoons softened butter, until dough holds together.)
Scoop dough with cookie scoop and roll into a 1-inch ball.
Dip ball into granulated sugar and roll around until completely covered. Then place ball on greased cookie sheet and press down on the ball with the back of a teaspoon scoop.
Repeat for all cookies.
Then bake at 350º F for 14-16 minutes or until bottoms are a light golden brown.
Remove from oven and place cookies on cooling rack and let cool completely.For the topping
Grab a jar of your favorite jam, jelly, or preserves and scoop about a teaspoon full into the center of each cookie. Enjoy!