Simple Yet Delicious Almond and Butter Cookies

Buttery and oh so tasty, these cookies are crisp and have the delightful fragrance of almond. Excellent as a light biscuit to serve with tea or coffee or just as a sweet treat.

Makes: 48 servings || Takes: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 cup natural almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup packed brown sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer, beat butter with sugar until creamy (about 1 minute).

Beat in egg and yolk, almond butter and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in flour mixture until just combined.

Scoop about 1 tbsp dough and roll into a ball. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat, placing cookies 2 in. apart. Dip a fork in granulated sugar and press a criss-cross pattern on each ball.

Bake in centre of oven (for 7 to 8 minutes).

Remove sheet to a rack and leave for 2 min. Cookies will look undercooked, but will continue to bake as they sit.

Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely. Let baking sheet cool before making the next batch.

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