Almond Shortbread Cookies

Looking for an eggless cookie recipe? Shortbread cookies recipe uses only 3 main ingredients i.e. butter, flour and sugar giving a nice light, tender and crumbly texture. This recipe has ground and chopped almonds for extra flavour and crunch. This easy to follow recipe is also great for new bakers.

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Almond Shortbread Cookies

Makes 100 to 120 cookies depending on thickness

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: Cookies
Author: Shiokman Eddie
  • 300 g unsalted butter softened
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 – 2 tsp salt to taste
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 100 g fine ground almond
  • 100 g corn starch
  • 100 g almond chopped
  1. Chop almond coarsely and set aside.
  2. Add softened butter into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add icing sugar and cream butter and sugar until pale yellow.
  4. Add salt and vanilla extract, mix evenly.
  5. Add plain flour, cornstarch and ground almond.
  6. Mix slowly until mixture comes together.
  7. Add chopped almond and mix evenly.
  8. Line a U shaped cookie mould with baking paper
  9. Gather dough together and form into a ball.
  10. Take out some dough and fill up the lined mould..
  11. Press dough in tightly and wrap it with the baking paper.
  12. Remove the wrapped dough from the mould and chill it in the fridge for at least an hour.
  13. Remove dough from fridge, unwrap and slice about ⅛ to ¼ inch thick pieces.
  14. Arrange pieces on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  15. Bake in preheated oven at 160C until lightly brown. About 15 to 20 mins for ¼-inch thick cookies. About 10 to 15 mins for ⅛-inch thick cookies.
  16. Remove the tray from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.
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