These orange-scented almond cookies are inspired by an Italian almond cookie, but with a unique texture and less sugar for a healthier twist. Try substituting coconut oil for butter for a vegan alternative.
Almond Orange Butter Cookies
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl beat butter, powdered sugar, orange zest, orange juice, almond extract, and almond butter on medium speed until smooth with hand mixer.
Mix flour, almond flour, and salt together. Add to dough and mix with hand mixer until combined.
Roll into 1-ounce balls and place on parchment lined sheet pan spaced 1" apart.
Top each cookie with a whole almond in the center. Press cookies slightly to flatten.
Bake 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Makes 30 cookies.
Almond Board of California