Buttery almond biscuits

    30 min

    These are simple all-butter almond biscuits that are always nice to have in the biscuit tin. Super easy to make, and perfect with a cuppa. The biscuits are very lightly flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, lemon zest and brandy.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 110g butter
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 5 tablespoons finely chopped blanched almonds
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 2 tablespoons brandy
    • 250g plain flour

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the well beaten egg, almonds, sugar, brandy, spices and flour. Mix until mixture is well combined.
    3. On a lightly floured surface roll the mixture to 5mm thick and cut with round biscuit cutters dipped in flour. Place biscuits onto a parchment lined baking tray.
    4. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    Delicious. People who really love lemon may want to add more zest, but these were absolutely perfect for me. Thanks so much, Kit!  -  07 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was surprising. It had such a refreshingly light taste and I loved all the spices. Next time I would maybe only add 1/4 T of nutmeg though with more almonds and a splash of milk. Also, I used vanilla extract instead of brandy. Yummmmm!  -  13 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I substituted chopped pecans and cognac for several of the ingredients, and the results were pretty good. Another great recipe from Kit--way to go!  -  09 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)