Almond Meltaways

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Almond Meltaway Cookies

 One of my most favorite flavors to bake with is almond.  I am seriously hooked on the Pure Almond Extract from Penzey’s!

Oh dear, Lord, it’s so amazing, it’s almost hypnotizing!

It’s fabulous in frosting and glazes, and I have even added it to oatmeal! When I found the recipe for these cookies, I just knew they were going to the top of my “must bake” list.  I was so glad to have found them, they are Almond-azing!

Almond Meltaway Cookies

Here they are warm from the oven drizzled in sweet almondy glaze!

Almond Meltaway Cookies

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Almond Meltaways

These Almond Meltaway Cookies are a perfect almond flavored light cookie that literally melts in your mouth!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Meltaways
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Calories: 89kcal
Author: An Affair from the Heart


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure almond extract I LOVE Penzey's!
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients for the cookies, set aside.
  • In your mixer, cream together: butter, sugar, egg and almond extract.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients, and mix until smooth.
  • To form cookies, roll into balls, and press to flatten with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes. Watch closely as ovens will vary. When the edges begin to golden take them out, they are done!
  • Cool on a wire rack while you prepare the glaze.
  • For the glaze, mix together ingredients, "frost" or drizzle on warm cookies. Glaze will set while cookies cool completely.
  • Wonderful with a cup of tea!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 79mg | Sugar: 4g

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    1. Judy, I am not someone who does any gluten free baking. BUT I have a friend who is, and I asked her. She suggested using King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Baking Mix. She said it will take the place of the flour, baking soda and baking powder in the recipe. I am sure they won’t taste the “same” but you could try it? She also suggested using the recipe for the sugar cookies on the box, and adding almond extract? I hope this helps!

    2. Thank you very much for the information . Also going above and beyond trying to
      help. I will give them both a try. Again thank-you

    1. 2sticks of butter is equivalent to 1 cup or 1/2 pound. I hope that helps and that you enjoy the cookies! 🙂

  1. Hi, was wondering if this recipe will work for real almond flour/meal?

    Thank you kindly,

    1. Brie,
      I have never baked with almond flour/meal. I asked a couple of
      Blogger friends who have, they said that if you removed the gluten you need something to use as a binder. Have you subbed it before?

  2. I made these cookies tonight and they were a total disaster. They ran all over the cookie sheet and were not thick and puffy and crackly on top like the picture. I followed the recipe to the letter. Was so dissatisfied. They ended up so spread out and flat like a chip. I threw them in the trash and did not finish baking . The dough was good.

    1. I am not sure what happened? I have made these cookies so many times and they turn out the same way each time? Are you sure you included all of the ingredients?

  3. These are delicious! To make the dough a bit easier to shape I refrigerated it for about 30 minutes. I then used a small cookie scooper and then gently rolled into a ball. After placing on parchment lined cookie sheet I lightly flattened it with the flat bottom glass dipped in sugar. This helps it to not stick to the glass when flattening. Once cooled i drizzled with the powder sugar icing and sprinkled with sliced almonds. It made 38 cookies. Thank you for sharing and my husband thanks you…..he loves almond flavor!

  4. These cookies are wonderful! They are quick and easy to make and the almond flavoring is perfect!

    Thank you for the recipe, my dad just loves them (and so do the grandkids)!

  5. I made these today. They are very very good. Would make them again. It would help to know the size of the cookies before baking. Flatten the cookies to the size of a quarter or other such size would help. Mine didn’t rise and are flat on top. Which could mean that I flattened them too much.

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