Almond Sticks or Rings


This is a small, crisp delight. This is one of the recipes that Grandma Krupitza brought from Austria about 100 years ago. We generally serve these at the holiday season.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
50 cookies


  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 ½ cups almonds, finely ground

  • 1 small lemon, zested and juiced

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C), and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Place the confectioners' sugar, egg yolks, and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer, and mix on Medium-Low until well combined. Stir in the the ground almonds, lemon zest, and enough lemon juice to make a thick, smooth batter.

  3. Place the batter into a cookie press with a 1/4 inch star-shaped tip, and press out a 6 inch lines of batter. Cut the batter into 2-inch sticks,or form into rings or letters, and place them on the prepared baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are crisp and light brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool.

  5. Place 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a fine mesh sieve, and lightly dust the cookies before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.