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Easy Whipped Almond Shortbread

Easy Whipped Almond Shortbread cookies are a simple & easy cookie to make with a subtle almond flavour top with an almond, chocolate chips or enjoy plain.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookie / Biscuits
Cuisine: British
Servings: 35 cookies
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Emma

Ingredients

  • 225 grams unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 60 grams icing/powdered sugar 1/2 cup
  • 25 grams cornflour/corn-starch 1/4 cup
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons almond extract - depending on taste
  • 125 grams plain/all purpose flour 1 cup
  • 65 grams ground almonds 1/2 cup
  • Inclusions of choice - see notes

Instructions

  • Beat the butter for 10 minutes until it is very pale and very fluffy. An electric mixer is recommended for this step.
  • Add in the icing sugar, cornflour and almond extract. Whip again for a further 2 minutes so everything is well combined.
  • Add in the ground almonds and flour and on a low speed mix until everything is well combined.
  • Then place the dough in the fridge to harden up for 15 minutes so it is easier to handle.
  • When you are ready to bake preheat your oven to 150C/300F/Gas mark 2 and line your baking sheets with baking parchment or silicon baking mats. I had to bake in batches as my oven is not very big.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and very carefully flatten them ever so slightly.
  • Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the edges start to brown a little. Take them out of the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before placing them on a wire wrack to fully cool down to room temperature.
  • Kept in an airtight tin they will keep well for a week.

Notes

  • Inclusions - If you want to top them with an almond then pop it on top of the cookie dough before its baked.
  • Or throw a few sprinkles on top of them. 
  • For the chocolate chips, I found it easier to just place a few on top of the hot cookies straight out of the oven but you can always just mix them into the dough.

Nutrition

Serving: 1plain cookie | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1.8g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg