Dessert Recipes

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Almond Cookie CutoutsColored sugar and sprinkles create a festive look for these easy-to-decorate cookies. A little almond…

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Almond Cookie Cutouts


6 tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 3 tablespoons ground almonds 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Red and green colored sugar and/or sprinkles, optional


In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars.

Add egg and extracts; mix well.

Combine the flour, cornstarch, almonds, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture just until blended.

Shape into two balls.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in.


Cut out with lightly floured 2-1/2-in.


Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

Sprinkle with colored sugar and/or sprinkles if desired.

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Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned.

Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts 2 each:

  • 163 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Diabetic exchanges; 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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