- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 6 ounces almond paste
- 1-1/3 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, almond paste and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
- Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Reviews for Almond Butter Cookies
"I thought they were great. I made two changes. Since my Almond paste came in a 7 oz package, I used it all rather then throw out one ounce. And I rolled the cookie balls in sugar before putting them on the pan. The almond taste isn't the instant you bite, but it is a smooth flavor you get a few seconds after.Saguarogirl - I have never seen almond butter, maybe this depends on the area you live in?.. The almond paste came in a tall rectangular box in the area with spices. I surfed the net, and it said they are different enough not to be substituted. A better substitute is marzipan."
"Haven,t made it yet:what is the difference between almond paste and almond butter? Can get butter at my grocery. How do I substitute?"
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies!I would make these monthly if I could. They are delicious with a glass of cold milk. Easy to make!"
"I agree with LegalSec. Tried adding flour, then confectioners sugar, then freezing the dough. Just doesn't come out right, and too greasy. I make a lot of things with almond paste and I was really disappointed."
"I was excited about making these cookies. Such a disappointment. The cookies resemble a snickerdoodle in the picture, trust me they did not. They were flat, greasy and undercooked even when I cooked for additional time. Would not make again."