Cookie Jar #5: Almond Tea Cookies

These delightful almond cookies remind me of the ones served at the Japanese Tea Gardens in San Francisco!

  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tsp. almond extract 
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 

  • ⅔ cup sugar 

  • ¼ t. salt 

  • 2 cups flour 

  • whole almonds 

Preheat to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 

1. In mixer, cream butter, sugar and salt. Beat for 3 minutes, until fluffy. 

2. In a small bowl, mix egg and almond extract together. 

3. Add egg mixture into mixer and beat until well combined. 

4. At low speed, gradually add flour and beat until just mixed. 

5. Use small cookie scoop and drop dough onto baking sheet. Gently press in 1 whole almond into each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes, just until edges begin to get golden. Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack 

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Almond Tea Cookies PDF