Almond Caramel Cookies


This recipe is amazing! I bake these cookies all the time and my family loves them. Add raisins or cranberries for a great twist on these.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
3 dozen cookies


  • ¾ cup almonds

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 ¾ cups brown sugar

  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 tablespoon self-rising flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup chopped pistachio nuts


  1. Grind half the almonds; chop the rest roughly into small pieces.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar; cook and mix until dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Let caramel mixture cool to room temperature.

  4. Mix 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, and nutmeg together in a bowl until well incorporated.

  5. Stir ground almonds, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt into the cooled caramel mixture. Add the flour mixture gradually; mix until well combined. Stir in the chopped almonds. Roll dough into 36 balls; flatten slightly and place them, evenly spaced, onto the prepared baking sheets. Press pistachios into the dough.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown but still soft to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 60mg 1%

* 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.