Crisp Almond Sugar Cookies Recipe

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"We made these crisp cookies often when I worked in the lunchroom at our daughters' grade school," recalls Linda Holt from Wichita Falls, Texas. "The almond flavor makes them unique."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 2 cups butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • Additional sugar or colored sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 238 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p65

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MysteryLover User ID: 3562835 74405
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"These are excellent. I did some with almond extract; some with vanilla. My son (26) couldn't stop eating them!"

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