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Almond Sugar Cookies

Almond Sugar Cookies

These easy to make Almond Sugar Cookies or Sand Dollar Cookies are a actually a soft and delicious version of almond sugar cookies. Freeze them to have on hand at a moments notice.
Course Cookies/Dessert
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 dozen cookies
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 - 1½ teaspoons almond extract (depending on how almond-y you want them to be)
  • ½ cup sugar for rolling cookies
  • ½ cup toasted slivered almonds to decorate the cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon peel.
  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1½ inches apart. Press down the balls with the bottom of a drinking glass and push toasted slivered almond pieces in a star pattern into the cookies.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
  8. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.