Almond Sugar Cookies

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These simple eggless almond sugar cookies are flavored with almond. They are one of our favorite family cookies and can be decorated to fit any occasion! If you love sugar cookies, see all of our recipes here.


Almond Sugar Cookies

Do you have little get-togethers with your family? We’re lucky to have family that lives nearby, but my mom’s side of the family lives a little farther away from us. So whenever we make the road trip up there, usually for a holiday or special occasion, we are sure to make some goodies to bring. This includes cinnamon rolls, peanut butter balls, or anything that we’ve made that needs to be eaten. Christmas is probably the best example- we always have more than enough sweets to snack on…all day, every day. Almost all our cookies get devoured, though, and these Almond Sugar Cookies are no exception.

Sugar Cookies without Eggs

The almond sugar cookies I’m going to share with you today can fit any occasion. They’re an easy mess to clean up. And they are eggless, so these are also good for those who can’t have eggs. These almond sugar cookies, in my opinion are the best “plain” cookie ever. Plain because they’re white and don’t have a strong flavor, but unique because they have the sweetness of almond flavoring inside. Mmmm!


Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

Don’t you love rolling stuff in sugar? Cookie dough, doughnut holes, your finger- it’s just too good. Sprinkles are even better. You can roll these cookies in any kind of sugar or sprinkle to fit any occasion. Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and before you know it, you’re back to Christmas! There are so many possibilities for these cookies. You could plop them on the pan and just sprinkle sugar to save time, which will make for a puffier cookie. Or you can flatten them a bit like we did and make them fancy by rolling them in colored sprinkles or sugar. Can’t you tell I’m ready for spring with all these sprinkles?? Don’t worry…there’s more sprinkles to come!


Other Sugar Cookie Recipes


Almond Sugar Cookies

4.61 from 33 votes
These simple sugar cookies are flavored with almond. They are one of our favorite family cookies and can be decorated to fit any occasion!
Servings 36 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

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  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Then mix in the almond extract.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Dip the bottom of a glass in sugar, then lightly press down on the cookies to flatten them.
  • Bake at 400º Fahrenheit for 7-8 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for 1 minute before removing them to a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container.



You can also drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheet if desired. Sprinkle some sugar on top! If you like fatter cookies, don't flatten the balls. This is normally the way we make them since we like our cookies thick!


Serving: 18g | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Calories 87
Keyword almond cookies, easy sugar cookies, eggfree cookies, eggless cookies, sprinkle cookies

Adapted from Taste of Home

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Deb Morton
1 year ago

Will these work with plant based butter? My son is vegan.

2 years ago

3 stars
The cookie is very tasty, but mine came out flat. I also tried chilling them but they still were flat. Maybe they need more flour.

2 years ago

3 stars
While these tasted good, mine turned.out flat. I left a ball shape and my 2nd batch I even put in the fridge for 30 min but both trays were flat . Not sure.what.qen wrong

3 years ago

5 stars
Excellent tasting cookie and very easy to make. This is now on my top five best tasting cookie. I love them.

4 years ago

5 stars
The dough was crumbly so that was annoying, but these cookies are delicious! Exactly like shortbread! MMmmmMm

4 years ago

The dough seemed a bit dry. I used softened butter and I mixed everything really well. The taste is amazing! Just wish the dough wasn’t so crumbly

4 years ago

5 stars
Very tasty! I like my cookies bigger so I used two cookie scoops to make my balls.

4 years ago

5 stars
These turned out amazing! I used unsalted butter but added in some extra salt. I used vanilla AND almond extract and dipped them into purple colored sugar. So good!

5 years ago

I made these for a baby shower where many of the attendees don’t eat eggs. They were a big hit with everyone, whether or not they cared about the eggs – I think this will be my new sugar cookie recipe! I rolled into balls and dipped the tops in pink sugar sprinkles, didn’t press them down. They were delicious, soft and rich, and very cute with the white cookie and pink sugar. Neither the dough nor the finished cookies were crumbly at all. I had let the butter sit out on the counter for awhile, so it was fully… Read more »

5 years ago

5 stars
I made these as snickerdoodles and they were so good. My kids loved them. Thanks!!

Michele Brown
5 years ago

5 stars
These cookies are delicious. They stay soft and I love that. I did add a little extra almond flavoring but I love almond.

5 years ago

5 stars
Added almonds to this recipe and it turned out great! They look so pretty.Thanks!!!:)

5 years ago

Can you freeze this cookie?

6 years ago

4 stars
Made these for Easter as little nests. I had to add an egg because the dough was so crumbly. I’m surprised I’m the only one who had that problem. Didn’t realize this was an eggless recipe on purpose lol. Adding an egg made them like Spritz cookies (yum).
Baked them, pushed a teaspoon into the middle to make a bowl shape. Added sugar icing to hold coconut and chocolate eggs in place. Super cute and delish! Great almond flavor.

6 years ago

5 stars
Just made these using Earth Balance vegan butter and added a 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Perfect recipe!

7 years ago

These look amazing. I just tried to mix them up. I have been baking for many years . I followed the directions exactly and I have a bowl full of crumble! There is no way they will roll into balls. What am I doing wrong?