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Almond Cookies

It's buttery, sweet crunchy flavor that's loaded with Christmas tradition.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Swiss
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 5


  • 150 Grams butter room temperature so it's soft
  • 200 Grams sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 300 Grams white flour
  • 80-100 Grams chopped almonds coarsely


  • With an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar and egg and mix until whipped and well combined.
  • Next, add flour to the wet mixture, mix w/ mixer with quick pulses until combined. Remove from mixer and add almonds
  • Combine almonds with dough by hand and knead together until well combined and smooth.
  • Form the dough into 2, 2″ rolls and put in the refrigerator for 1 hr. (log style, and wrap with cellophane or wax paper)
  • Preheat oven to 200 Celsius, after the rolls are removed from the refrigerator.
  • Line cookie sheet with baking paper, unwrap your cookie rolls, and begin to slice slightly less then 1/4″ thick. Arrange slices on the baking sheet and bake for about 15 min, or until light golden brown. note: can be stored in Christmas tins, lined with wax paper Enjoy!