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Frosted Almond Cookies

Frosted Almond Cookies a soft chewy cookie flavored with almond extract and chopped almonds and then topped off with a creamy vanilla frosting. These easy to make cookies are always a favorite. 
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frosted almond cookies, almond cookies
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 26 cookies
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds


  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  • In a large bowl add the 1/2 cup of butter and sugar, beat together with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and beat in. Mix in the almond extract and the vanilla.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the batter and mix in. Add 1/2 cup of sour cream and mix in. Add the remaining flour and mix in.
  • Stir in the 3/4 cup of chopped almond.
  • Drop by rounded heating teaspoons on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are light browned.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely on a cooling rack.


  • While the cookies are cooling prepare the frosting.
  • In a medium, micro-safe bowl add 1/4 cup butter and microwave until it is melted.
  • Add the 3 tablespoons of sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to the butter and beat until smooth.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, beat until creamy and smooth. Add the milk and beat in.
  • Frost the cooled cookies.
  • Sprinkle the cookies with the slivered almonds.


  1. Make sure that the ingredients are at room temperature.
  2. Make sure that you don't overbake the cookies. Bake only until lightly browned.
  3. After frosting the cookies, let the frosting dry before placing them in a container, to help them from sticking together.
  4. These cookies can be frozen 
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 8.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 19.6g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg