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Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers Recipe
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Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers Recipe

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My husband enjoys these cookies so much that he usually can't wait until they're set to start eating them. If you'd like, try dipping them into melted semisweet chocolate and chopped pecans.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 105 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Shape 1/2 cupfuls of dough into 1/2-in. thick logs. Cut logs into 2-in. pieces.
  2. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a microwave, melt white chocolate; stir until smooth. Dip one end of each cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Then dip into almonds. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p53

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"My friends made these last year and this year for Christmas gifts and they are so yummy!! She didn't put any nuts on, as my son is allergic. Some she dipped in regular chocolate and some in white chocolate and sprinkles."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"These are one of my husband's favorite cookies. The are definitely very yummy. Any ideas on keeping them round??? Mine ALWAYS go FLAT:(:(:("

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"These are very good shortbread cookies. I refrigerated the dough before forming the finger logs, then refrigerated the finger logs before cooking and they still went flat when cooking. It may have something to do with the humidity on that day, it was quite humid. Took them to a picnic dinner with home made ice cream as the dessert and these cookies were a huge hit with the ice cream. Very flavorful. Hard to stop eating them!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"This recipe is sooooo good; I dread giving them away as gifts because I want to eat them ALL:):):):) Thank you for the recipe; post more to Taste of Home, I bet you are a fantastic cook in other areas as well."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"Made these for my family's cookie exchange this year...some dipped in almonds, some dipped in chocolate sprinkles...everyone LOVED them (even plain they are delicious)!"

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