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Almond Shortbread with Almond Glaze

If you love a lovely, buttery shortbread and you’re a fan of almond flavor, his is the recipe for you. These delicious almond shortbread cookies will be perfect for your next high tea or simply for an afternoon snack.

Short & Sweet Shortbread

This is the first “Short & Sweet” recipe on my blog. In these shorter recipes I’m going to skip most of the chatter and get straight to the recipe. I’ve got a couple of other shortbreads already posted on my site, my Maple Shortbread, my Lemon Shortbread, and my Simple Scottish Shortbread. 

All of those are absolutely delicious! So, check them out if you like. This variation starts with one of my favorite flavors: Almond. 

Let’s get right to it! 

Almond Shortbread Ingredients

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You’ll find a printable recipe card at the bottom of the page. Here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need: 

For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour (plus more for the work surface)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

For the glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

How to Make Almond Shortbread Cookies

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream butter. Add brown sugar and almond extract. Mix well. 

Stir in flour and mix until incorporated. Roll into a rectangle. 

Cut into squares using a cookie cutter or pizza cutter. 

Almond Shortbread with Almond Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Poke with tines of fork.  Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 – 22 minutes. 

Almond Shortbread with Almond Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Make glaze: Mix together powdered sugar, water, and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Dip cookies in glaze. Allow to dry. 

Serve and enjoy! 

Almond Shortbread with Almond Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Store leftovers at room temperature up to four days. They can be frozen to eat later. 

These are delicious cookies, perfect for a tea party or other event. 

Almond Shortbread with Almond Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 165 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page. 

Almond Shortbread Cookies with Almond Glaze

Almond Shortbread Cookies with Almond Glaze

Yield: 40
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

If you love a lovely, butter shortbread and you’re a fan of almond flavor, this is the recipe for you.

Ingredients

  • For the Cookies:
  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour (plus more for the work surface)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • For the glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter.
  3. Add brown sugar and almond extract. Mix well.
  4. Stir in flour and mix until incorporated.
  5. Roll into a rectangle.
  6. Cut into squares using a cookie cutter or pizza cutter.
  7. Poke with tines of fork.
  8. Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 - 22 minutes.
  9. Make glaze: Mix together powdered sugar, water, and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
  10. Dip cookies in extract.
  11. Allow to dry.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
  13. Store leftovers at room temperature up to four days. They can be frozen to eat later.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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