Rating: 4 stars
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a classic Christmas almond shortbread cookie with amaretto.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 25.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2020
I made these cookies because we like amaretto. I liked the cookies alot and so did family. I only used the chopped almonds in the cookie ...not on top...thanks Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2019
I added just a touch more amaretto and then dipped one side in chocolate for an added zing. Great recipe Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2020
I made these cookies because we like amaretto. I liked the cookies alot and so did family. I only used the chopped almonds in the cookie ...not on top...thanks Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2020
What a waste of ingredients! This recipe when followed yielded me crumbly flakes of dough. No amount of combining, rolling, shaping kept this 'dough' together. After baking for 12 minutes I could at least try to flatten slightly, but only the butter had melted, the dough still hadn't cooked. Even after another 10 minutes baking, cooling on a cookie sheet and hoping against hope I'd actually get a shortbread cookie, I picked up one to have it completely crumble in my fingers. As I said...a total waste of ingredients and my time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
This is a delicious little shortbread cookie to add to this year's holiday cookie platter. I followed Linda T's lead and added the almonds on the top to add interest and it lets anyone with nut allergies know that nuts are involved. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2019
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 .. next time I would add more orange zest. Read More