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!


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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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Tammy Pepin
8 years ago

I made these cookes and we liked them so much, I made three more batches!! I frosted mine with almond frosting and sprinkles. My grandsons loved them: ) thanks for the recipe.

Rose Marie Daloia
8 years ago

Hi, Julie Thanks so much for replying. I did use real butter. If I try them again I will freeze the dough before baking and perhaps lower the temp from 400.

Rose Marie Daloia
8 years ago

Dear Lizzy T

I was so dis appointed on how these came out. Should they have been chilled or frozen before baking? The cookies spread out and flattened even though I skipped the flatteNing stage and the ends got brown. In short, they were not pretty. What did I do wrong?

9 years ago

Have you ever tried rolling these out and using a cutter? I’m wondering if it would work.

9 years ago

Great recipe – wondering where you got the sprinkles from!? I love the colors!

9 years ago

I noticed that the recipe doesn’t say anything about eggs. How many do you use in this? Thank you!

9 years ago

The first batch I made I accidentally only used 1/2 cup butter, after making a second batch correctly I have to say I prefer the ones with only 1/2 cup butter. also I roll them into balls and then cut them in half and lay them flat side down when I bake and they come out as nice little cookies. Love this recipe 🙂

Katie Adams
10 years ago

These cookies are adorable! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?
10 years ago

These cookies are super cute with the coloured sugar. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

Maria @ Box of Stolen Socks
10 years ago

Oh my the colours are so nice!

10 years ago

These were super easy and springy, and they taste awesome! My daughter rolled them in the sugars and it was a fun activity for us to do! Thanks for the recipe!

Ritchil Shafer (Cheng and 3 Kids)
10 years ago

Thank you for the almond sugar cookie recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

10 years ago

How cute are those for Easter! Thank you for sharing. I’ll have to try these out.

Heather @ French Press
10 years ago

these are so pretty,and just perfect for spring

Carrie Groneman
10 years ago

I must try these, they look amazing! Stopping by from Wake Up Wed. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

Colleenb. ~ Texas
10 years ago

Has been along time since I made sugar cookies and they where always my favorite kind.
your cookies are so pretty rolled in the colored sugars. Pretty Easter looking cookies.
That is one thing that I have always done when making sugar cookies was to add Almond flavoring. Makes them taste extra special. I also liked to roll my cookies in cinnamon/ sugar mixture.
Enjoy your day