A large almond cookie with 5 sliced almond on top leaning up against a stack of cookie. One of them has a bite taken out of it.

Soft and Chewy Almond Cookies

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 51 minutes
  • Yield: 24 large cookies


My Almond Cookies are crisp on the edges and soft and chewy in the center. They are loaded with almond flavor and definitely remind me of sugar cookies. 


  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (380g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) almond extract
  • 3 cups (420g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon (2g) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (2g) cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.2g) salt (optional-see notes)
  • Sliced Almonds


  1. Combine the butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until well creamed together.
  2. Add the eggs and almond extract. Mix into butter and sugar until the eggs are well beaten.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Slowly add into batter and beat on medium low speed until well combined and dough forms.
  4. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tbsp) and scoop cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place 5-6 sliced almonds on top of the cookies. Refrigerate the dough for a minimum of 30 minutes, but the longer the better.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Place about 2 inches apart and bake at 350° F for 11-13 minutes. Allow cookie to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely


  • Make ahead and storage options:  Prepare the dough ahead of time and leave it in the refrigerator or freezer. If it’s more than 48 hours, I recommend freezing the dough in an airtight container. Thaw prior to baking .Finished cookies can be frozen and stored in an airtight container
  • Do not skip the chill time, otherwise your cookies with be very flat
  • The original recipe did not call for salt, however some people think that a little bit of salt helps cut the sweetness, so it’s listed as optional. It’s not a required ingredient.
Nutrition Information:
1 cookie
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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