Spiced Almond Cookies

    30 min

    These delicious cookies will warm the cockles of your heart. They are soft, cake-like and melt in your mouth. Enjoy them with a big mug of tea or coffee.

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    Serves: 12 cookies

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    • 110g light brown soft sugar
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 225g buttery margarine spread
    • 2 tablespoons soured cream
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
    • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bourbon
    • 50g chopped almonds (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a baking tray. Sieve together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside.
    2. Cream together dark brown soft sugar, caster sugar and margarine in a medium bowl. Stir in soured cream, olive oil, almond extract, amaretto and bourbon, blending well after each addition.
    3. Gradually stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Stir in almonds if desired. Drop by heaped spoonfuls onto prepared tray.
    4. Bake until just crisp around the edges, 12 to 14 minutes.

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    Reviews in English (6)


    I was very suprised at the nice texture of these cookies. I normally am not a fan of "cake like" cookies, but these were incredibly tender and flavorful. Very easy to prepare, and the batter stayed in place while baking. I added flaked almonds which added crunch, and added nicely to the flavor. Kudos to you in your late night cravings and the successful recipe!  -  20 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    really enjoyed this cookie, got better with every bite. nice texture and flavor, wasn't overpowering would definately make these again and they are quick to prepare  -  12 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Sorry, I already rated it with five stars because it looks great (and a mother's opinion is generally right ). I haven't made it yet, but I'm only 15, so I was wondering if it's okay to make it without the bourbon and liqueur?  -  20 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)