I first made German almond cookies with my mom when I was in the fifth grade. It was an assignment for class to make a food from my heritage and, since I’m a quarter German, the fifth-grade version of me decided I should make something German. After a short conversation with my grandpa during which he suggested I make “a cookoo clock, those are German” (thanks, Grandpa), my mom came to the rescue and suggested these cookies. I’ve enjoyed the recipe ever since.
What you’ll need:
1 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup almond flour (can substitute ground almonds)
1/4 cup powdered sugar for sprinkling
What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 325 F. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add the egg and almond extract. Mix the dough thoroughly to incorporate the flavoring throughout. Mix together the flour and almond flour (which you can find at Winco). Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients slowly, mixing continuously.
Take generous tablespoons of the dough, which will be slightly crumbly, and roll it into a small ball. Shape each dough ball into a crescent shape and place it onto parchment paper and bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until a light golden brown.
Sprinkle the warm cookies with powdered sugar and enjoy.