Recipe by Violet Gibbons
"Thin and delicate, these are perfect for everything from formal parties to your morning coffee."
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1 3/4 cups
After finishing a batch of greasy cookies that had 3/4 c of butter, I was reluctant to put the whole cup of butter into this recipe. I used only 3/4 c and they came out very good. My batter was not spreadable at all, that may be from cutting back on the butter. I flattened the dough between parchment paper (on the bottom) and wax paper on the top and used a rolling pin. Then I just peeled off the wax paper, transferred the batter on parchment paper to a cookie sheet, sprinkled the almonds and baked it all. This is such an elegant looking cookie for the amount of effort that it takes. "It's not a cookie, it's an almond thin." Thanks for a keeper!
I found and made this recipe after tasting some purchased almond thins. The taste was delicious but preparation was tedious and half of the cookies stuck to the sheet so I ended up with Almond Thin Crumbs. I doubt I will make them again but they sure do taste great. I actually used 1 stick unsalted butter and 1 stick salted butter and cut back on the salt. I like the suggestion of using parchment paper & rolling them. Maybe I will have try again with this suggestion.
The main thing about this recipe is that it tastes wonderful. The problem is in the baking. I chilled the dough for 30 minutes in the freezer. The dough is too sticky unless you chill it. Then I took a melon baller and scouped a small ball of dough. After that I took a glass with a flat bottom, dipped it in water and squished the ball flat, twisting to release from dough. After that I baked for 25 minutes until they were light golden brown. The orginal timing wasn't nearly enough but I am not sure if that is because of my oven or not. Also be CERTAIN to use parchment paper!
These cookies taste great! They are not spreadable though, so I placed the dough in between sheets of parchment paper and smoothed out with my hands. Then lifted the top sheet and placed almonds on dough and pressed them into the dough with the top sheet. Then all I had to do was slide the bottom sheet with the dough onto the cookie sheet and bake! They are WONDERFUL!
I followed the recipe as it is and would reduce the salt by half the next time I bake this again. The consistency was just right to spread with a spatula. I noticed that a lot of you mentioned you have problem with doing that as the batter was more like dough. I think the trick is to have butter at room temperature or soft to the touch before creaming it with the sugar.
My whole family loves these cookies, I have to make several batches at a time. I also love to give these away.
I give this recipe 5 stars, even though I had trouble with it!
I bought some almonds at Sam's Club, so wanted to find a terrific recipe to use them in. I could not get this batter to spread, please give me the secret! I tried a spatula, icing knife, and a rolling pin.
I ended up making rolled cookies out of them and pressed them out with a cookie cutter. I almost threw the second batch of batter away, but I poured about 3/4 cup of almonds onto the mound and kneaded it in prior to rolling them out. That worked even better! They turned out pretty and tasty.
Great recipe for taste, but didn't work out according to the directions for me! thank you for sharing, Violet! I WILL make these again - rolling them!
I used margarine and found the batter to be soft and easily spreadable. I kept the knife wet, and just scraped it periodically with a spatula. I baked them on a no stick pan, and mine burned from being on too low a shelf, but the few that didn't were perfect and the family loves them. So the only thing I'll change next time is to put them higher in the stove and watch more carefully.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/72 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 72
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 36
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