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Almond Orange Butter Cookies

Created by Chef Allison Rittman for Almond Board of California



Prep Time

45 Minutes

Cook Time

20-25 minutes

Total Time

Approx. 70 minutes

Serves: 30, (1) cookie per serving
  • 141 g Butter, Unsalted, softened
  • 70 g Powdered Sugar
  • 5 g Orange Zest
  • 60 g Orange Juice
  • 5 g Almond Extract
  • 315 g Almond Butter, smooth
  • 284 g All Purpose Flour
  • 64 g Almond Flour, super fine
  • 2 g Salt, Fine
  • 35 g Almonds, Whole
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl beat butter, powdered sugar, orange zest, orange juice, almond extract, and almond butter on medium speed until smooth with hand mixer.
  3. Mix flour, almond flour, and salt together. Add to dough and mix with hand mixer until combined.
  4. Roll into 1-ounce balls and place on parchment lined sheet pan spaced 1" apart.
  5. Top each cookie with a whole almond in the center. Press cookies slightly to flatten.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Chef Notes
  1. These orange scented almond cookies are inspired by an Italian almond cookie, but with a unique texture and less sugar for a healthier twist. Try substituting coconut oil for butter for a vegan alternative.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Calories 140
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 25 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Includes 2 g Added Sugars
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 34 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 105 mg
Did you know?

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