Italian almond cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar on a wooden board
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Italian Almond Cookies

These Italian Almond Cookies are a soft cut out cookie, fast and easy to make.  Made with only 6 ingredients they make a nice addition to your Holiday Cookie tray.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
chilling time1 hr
Total Time16 mins
Course: Christmas Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian almond cookies, Italian cookies
Servings: 49 cookies
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon almond flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoon butter* (softened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

*I use salted butter, if you use unsalted then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.


    • In a large bowl whisk together the flours and sugar then make a well in the middle and add the egg yolk, butter and vanilla, mix with a fork until almost combined. This dough is also very easy to make with a Food Processor.
    • Move to a lightly floured flat surface and knead into a compact ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for one hour.
    • Pre-heat oven to 350 F (180C) and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    • Remove the dough from the fridge and on a lightly floured flat surface roll into a 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick rectangle, with your favourite cookie cutter cut out cookies (I used mini cutters and got a lot of cookies, the first photo I used a medium round cutter and I got 15 cookies).
    • Place cookies on prepared cookie sheet and bake for approximately 6 minutes (for mini cookies) approximately 8 - 10 minutes for larger. Do not let the cookies brown.  Let cool on cookie sheet, then dust with powdered / icing sugar.  Enjoy!


    Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg