Almond Cookie Recipes

Almond shortbread, almond biscotti, Italian wedding cookies, and amaretti are a few of the top-rated almond cookie recipes you'll find, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Almond Chocolate Coconut Cookies II

Rating: 4.49 stars
These cookies are easy to make and delicious.

Almond Shortbread I

Rating: 4.25 stars
Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread.

Whole Grain Breakfast Cookies

Rating: 4.78 stars
My sister and I love something sweet with our coffee in the morning. We created this recipe to make a wholesome breakfast. I generally double the batch and keep them in the freezer. They taste even better frozen (still soft!). Whole grains, fiber, and protein and no butter! Can it really be delicious? Yes! My kids can't keep their fingers out of the batter. I decided to add it to Allrecipes because everyone keeps asking me for the recipe. Enjoy!

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Rating: 4.46 stars
I modified a recipe to make this a darker biscotti. For a richer almond flavor, use almond extract instead of the vanilla.

Almond Meringue Cookies

Rating: 4.05 stars
An old German family favorite. Meringue cookies made with almonds and spiced with cinnamon and lemon. A must for every Christmas!

Italian Almond Cookies II

Rating: 4.48 stars
This cookie is very chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside, BUT the entire outside is coated in sliced almonds for a fantastic look and is absolutely delicious. It is well worth the effort.

Almond Bark Drop Cookies

Rating: 4.79 stars
This big recipe is quick and easy. It's great for cookie exchanges, or those times when you need a lot of cookies. It's an easy recipe for kids to help with too.

Scandinavian Almond Bars

Rating: 4.74 stars
These cookies are my family's favorite cookie. They are simple to make, unique and pretty. A wonderful recipe to make for a cookie exchange. Take your recipe along, everyone will want a copy!

Almond Cookies I

Rating: 4.36 stars
An almond lover's cookie!

Pignoli Cookies I

Rating: 4.42 stars
They are pleasantly sweet, made with almond paste and pine nuts, but no flour.

ANZAC Biscuits with Almonds

Rating: 4.07 stars
This is a great variation of a traditional Australian biscuit.

Nanaimo Bars III

Rating: 4.58 stars
Because it's three layers, this sounds hard but it's worth it. My son is famous for making and taking these in to work. I've heard other names but here in the Northwest everyone knows them as Nanaimo bars. They are sold on British Columbia Ferries and at coffee stands. If you can't find custard powder, I've used instant pudding mix with good results.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mexican Wedding Cookies
Rating: Unrated
Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.
Spooky Witches' Fingers
Rating: Unrated
This is a traditional Christmas cookie recipe that we have had in our family for years. All I did was change the shape to make them look like fingers for our annual Halloween party. The cookies make a great conversation piece. My guests loved them!

Lace Cookies (Florentine Cookies)

These Florentine lace cookies are simple to make and gorgeous to look at. This cookie technique is versatile and adaptable to any kinds of nuts or chocolate. They also keep pretty well so they're perfect if you're looking for an idea for an edible holiday gift for any cookie lover on your list--just stack them up in a box and tie them with a bow!