Almond Paste Cookies

Almond Paste Cookies

5 from 3 reviews

Almond Paste Cookies are moist and chewy on the inside, and crunchy and crispy on the outside. Made with only a handful of ingredients, they’re super easy to make and the best part is these cookies are naturally gluten free.


  • 1 Cup Finely Ground Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Tsp Almond Extract
  • 16 Ounce Almond Paste
  • 1 Bag Sliced Almonds
  • 2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Break up the almond paste into pieces and put into a food processor.
  • Add the salt, sugar, egg whites and almond extract, and blend until smooth. The dough should be wet and sticky.
  • Chill the dough for at least one hour prior to rolling.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop out about 1 tablespoon for each cookie and roll out. Using a cookie scoop will help keep the cookies the same size. If your hands become very sticky, you can rinse them with warm water.
  • If you do decide to use almond slices- add some almond slices to a bowl and dip the rolled cookie ball into the almonds, and slightly press them down.
  • Place cookies about 1 inch apart, and bake until the edges start to golden, about 16-18 minutes.
  • Cool on rack.
  • Dust with powdered sugar after they are cool.


  • Make sure you chill the dough for at least an hour.
  • The cooking times do vary.  Mine took about 18 minutes.  Start checking the cookies at 15 minutes.

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