Baking with Kids: Almond Cookies

By Chef Vincent Tropepe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Raw Almonds, divided
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 Tsp Almond Extract

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Place 1 cup of almonds in a food processor and ground for 30 seconds.*

3. Place the ground almonds, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and combine.

4. Place the butter and sugar in a standing mixer (or bowl using a hand mixer) and cream for 3-4 minutes.

5. Add the egg and almond extract and mix another minute.

6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined.

7. Using a mini ice cream scoop or a heaping tablespoon, scoop out the dough and place on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet.

8. Place one almond in the middle of each cookie.

9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

10. Cool and serve

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