Ingredients

How to make it

  • 1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet; set aside.
  • 2. Crumble almond paste into a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the butter and beat for 30 seconds more. Add the sugar, lemon peel, and the 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Beat about 2 minutes more or until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half.
  • 3. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch square scalloped cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • 4. In a small bowl beat the egg yolks, water, and the 1/4 teaspoon almond extract until combined. Brush the egg mixture onto cookies. Place 2 almond slices on each cookie.
  • 5. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 36 (2-inch) cookies.

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  • hopscotch 4 years ago
    I love almond cookies especially if they have the Italian flair to it, thanks.
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  • sunflower48386 5 years ago
    Thanks for the great post. I have it bookmarked
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  • fuzzy 6 years ago
    fabulous
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  • ckaufman 6 years ago
    These will most certainly be added to my annual Christmas baking list. Thank you also for the comment on "My Mom's Pound Cake" and inviting me to join your cooking community of buddies. Looks like you have enough friends to start your own city. :)- Ciao, Carla
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh my....these look so delicious and beautiful. I love almonds and almond paste. Yayyy! Thank you...I can't wait to try these babies. *hugsss* and another high 5 from me. ~Vickie
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    henrie ate it and said...
    YUM, love anything with almond paste, thank you so much for the great post, you have my 5
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    m2googee ate it and said...
    I am going to have one very happy husband! THanks
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  • magali777 6 years ago
    mmmm...almonds, delicious!
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Oh Shirley.....Gotta make these....:)
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    chriesi ate it and said...
    Mmmm yummy!
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  • irishiz 6 years ago
    LOVE almond cookies - thanks for the post!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe will try thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    momto4 ate it and said...
    Sounds yummy!!
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    pat2me ate it and said...
    These sound sooooo good!!!

    You have the best cookie recipes...thanks!
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