Almond Butter Cookies

And I am back with a basic cookie recipe!

Tea time for me is incomplete without my marie biscuit or a wheat rusk! But, if i get home baked fresh butter cookies then why not!? I mean, have you ever had someone bake fresh butter cookies in your home … and you getting tempted to eat them as soon as the smell wafts towards you!? That feeling! Oh my God!

Going a little technical, the word ‘Cookie’ is derived from the Dutch word ‘koekje’. Called by different names in different countries, cookie basically means a thin, crisp, small cake. But modern day suggests it as a thin, crisp and soft flour based biscuit – as we all know it commonly! When you hear words or terms like biscotti, sable and cookie – don’t get confused. As per my research, all of them are the same – called by different names in different places – basically a cookie.

So, here is an extremely simple recipe of almond butter cookies which can be prepared in no time at all! I mean really – 40 mins and you are ready with some mouth watering cookies to go with your tea!

Prep Time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 40 gms powdered sugar
  • 100 gms chilled butter
  • 120 gms wheat flour/all purpose flour
  • Milk for binding
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 20 gms almond powder

Method:

  • Sieve the flour, sugar and almond powder together in a large vessel.
  • Add the vanilla essence and chilled butter to the flour mixture. Mix all the things roughly together.
  • Now add the milk as required for bringing all the ingredients together into a dough. (Note: Ensure that the dough is not dry)
  • Cover the dough in a cling wrap or a muslin cloth and refrigerate it for an hour in the freezer. (Note: Do not skip this step for best results)

    Cookie dough covered with cling wrap
    Cookie dough covered with cling wrap
  • Once the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 360 Degrees C and roll the dough with a rolling pin. Cut out cookies of desired shape and place them on a baking paper in a baking tray.

    Almond butter cookies ready to be baked, butter cookies
    Butter cookies – cut them in the desired shape
  • Bake the cookies for about 30 mins in the preheated oven at 180 Degrees C. (Note: First time you make these cookies, do keep a tab on your time as oven to oven, the time might differ by a few minutes)
  • Let the cookies get thoroughly baked till they are nice golden brown in colour and you can smell them sitting 1 m away! Quite literally! 😀
Almond Butter cookies - soft and crisp golden brown
Almond Butter cookies – soft and crisp golden brown

 

THERE! Your butter almond cookies are ready! Damn simple they were to prepare, right? So what are you waiting for?? Try them right away! Let me know how did they turn out in the comments below!

Cheers!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. This is so yumm and easy…Loved the recipe..will definitely try this soon..superb !!

  2. thehappyfoods says:

    Thank you! Do try and let me know how did they turn out ! 😀
    Would love to hear from you!

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