Almond Sandies Recipe

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"Buttery, rich and delicious, Almond Sandies are my husband's favorite cookie and very popular wherever I take them," remarks Joyce Pierce of Caledonia, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 146 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add extract; mix well.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in almonds.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 22-24 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Sandies in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p54

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DoggieMom2 User ID: 5596773 15275
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"Makes a very crisp, very light cookie. Tastes very buttery and yummy. Can't go wrong with this recipe!"

marmalade46 User ID: 4135918 19077
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Dough was just dry crumbles that did not 'stick' together to form cookies to drop on the sheet. I actually wondered if eggs or liquid had been inadvertently omitted from the recipe. I adjusted the recipe to make the

Toffee Almond Sandies. That dough turned out as expected."

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