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Almond Sandies

Buttery, rich and delicious, these classic almond sandies are my husband's favorite cookie and very popular wherever I take them. —Joyce Pierce, Caledonia, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in almonds.
  • Drop by level tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 22-24 minutes. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Sandies are a great shortbread style cookie. Creaming the butter and sugar is key to success with these cookies. Be patient, this can take a few minutes to get it just right.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 74 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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