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Amaretto Shortbread Cookie

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a classic Christmas almond shortbread cookie with amaretto."
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1 h 55 m servings 145
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Combine butter, sugar, orange zest, amaretto, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl; beat using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. With mixer on low speed, add flour and mix until a dough starts to form. Mix in almonds using a spatula. Form dough into a log and freeze for 40 minutes, then place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Shape dough into small balls and flatten slightly. Place balls 1-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until edges are golden, about 12 minutes.
  4. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 145 calories; 9.3 13.9 1.8 20 26 Full nutrition

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I wanted to keep the almonds really visible in the cookie, so I didn't stir them in, but rather pressed the dough balls into the almonds so they embedded in the dough. These were delicious .....