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Almond Meltaways
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
29 mins

These delectable Almond Meltaways are buttery, light and crispy with loads of almond flavor! Perfect for your holiday cookie tray!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 152 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Diamond of CA whole almonds, finely ground
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • Diamond of CA whole almonds, for garnish
  • granulated sugar, for dipping
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, almonds, confectioners' sugar, corn starch and salt until well combined. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, combine butter and shortening. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add almond extract. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture, beating until you have a well combined ball of dough.

  4. Shape the dough into balls, about one tablespoon each and place on prepared tray, about 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass that has been dipped in some granulated sugar and then press a whole almond into the center of each cookie.

  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until just lightly browned and firm when gently touched. Let stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes, before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Meltaways
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.