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Almond Paste Recipe

This homemade cookie ingredient adds another wonderful flavor to any cookie recipe. The richness will be your secret ingredient.—Almond Board of California, , x, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:52 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups (8 ounces) whole blanched almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups (5 ounces) sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a food processor, grind half the almonds until very fine. Remove and repeat with remaining almonds. Total ground nuts will yield 1-3/4 cups. Put all nuts and remaining ingredients in the food processor. Cover and process until a paste forms. Gather together and store, tightly sealed, in a plastic bag. Yield: 1-1/3 cups (13 ounces).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 ounce) equals 39 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.