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Almond Meltaways

  • 15 minutes
  • 10 ingredients
  • Almonds
  • Easy
  • cookies


  • 1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Diamond of California® Whole Almonds, finely ground
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening, room temperature
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • Diamond of California® Whole Almonds, for garnish
  • granulated sugar, for dipping

The Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, almonds, confectioners’ sugar, corn starch, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, combine butter and shortening. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add almond extract. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture, beating until you have a well-combined ball of dough.
  4. Shape the dough into balls, about one tablespoon each and place on prepared tray, about 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass that has been dipped in some granulated sugar and then press a whole almond into the center of each cookie.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until just lightly browned and firm when gently touched. Let stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes, before transferring to wire rack to cool

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