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almond cookies

Almond cream cheese Cookies

Linda Appiah
These Almond cream cheese cookies are soft, buttery, and bursting with almonds flavor, cream cheese, and sprinkled with roughly chopped toasted almonds.
Prep Time 13 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
chilling 2 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 38
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 8 ounce cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 31/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup toasted almond (chopped)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, which the flour and salt together. Set aside
  • In a different large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, cream cheese, and sugar together on a medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. that will take about 1 – 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract and beat on medium speed just until combined.
  • With the mixer running at low speed, add the flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Divide the dough into two balls and flatten each ball into a round flat disc with your palm. Wrap each dough in plastic wrap and chill for about 2 hours.
  • Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 C) and position the rack in the center of the oven. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Unwrap the dough, place it on parchment paper, then use the rolling pin to roll out the dough to an even thickness (1/4 inch). Sprinkle some of the chopped toasted almond onto the dough and roll for the nut to stick to the dough.
  • Use a medium cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. Repeat with the second dough and place the cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared pan. Place the pan into the freezer to firm up the cut-out cookies for about 10- 20 minutes before baking. Gather the remaining dough and repeat.
  • Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes, or until the cookies have a very light brown color at the edges. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely

Nutrition

Serving: 2slicesCalories: 131kcal
Keyword almond cookies, almond cream cheese cookies, cream cheese cookies
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