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Orange Almond Cookies

Sweet, orange-flavoured, homemade almond cookies that are crispy at the edges and soft and chewy at the centre.

These orange flavoured delicious crisp almond cookies are simple and quick to bake in just 30 minutes.

Today’s recipe is a simple reliable recipe made within an hour with just a handful of ingredients. Just 15 minutes to mix the dough and about 15 minutes to bake! No chilling needed. So in less than an hour, you can fill your home with the most delicious scent. Though these almond crisps are so effortless to make, they are heavenly to snack on. So be prepared to be eating more than just one… at least that’s what I did!

Thin crisp crunchy almond cookies that are soft and chewy at the center. The perfect for holiday cookies for family and friends. Homemade almond cookies makes a delicious after school snacks for kids

In a nutshell

TasteOrange buttery almond flavored mouth-watering cookies.
TextureFlat, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy at the centre.
LevelQuick and easy to put together. No special ingredients needed!
Perfect for..Potlucks, family and friends get-togethers.

How to make almond cookies from scratch. Best holiday cookies recipe for chrismas and thanksgiving.

Tips to bake these delicious orange biscuits with ground almonds

I have used only the Orange zest but that alone was enough to infuse the cookie with a nice citrus flavour.

Secondly, to coarsely grind almonds, blanch the almonds by placing them with some water in a pan. Bring it to a boil for a couple of minutes. Cool, drain and peel the almonds. Once completely dried, grind the blanched almonds only till coarsely ground.

Lastly, these cookies get really big. So make sure to leave at least 3 inches space between the cookies on the baking tray. Try to drop uniform size dough on the tray to make it possible to cook these cookies evenly. Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough and gently place it on the tray.

If you love cookies like me and always search for a reason to bake some try these yummy pistachio cookies or these fudgy Healthy brookies.

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you have tried these delicious crisp almond cookies. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions at any time.

Orange Almond Cookies

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Serves: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes

Sweet, orange flavored almond cookies that are crispy at the edges and becomes soft and chewy at the center


  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 150 grams butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup almonds (measured when whole), blanched, dried and coarsely ground
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • A pinch of salt



Line a baking tray and preheat the oven to 170°C (350°F).


Cream butter and sugar till pale.


Beat in egg, vanilla and orange zest.


Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt until well combined.


Now stir the coarsely ground almonds into the butter mixture.


Using a spoon, drop spoonfuls of batter on the baking tray leaving at least 3 inches gap between each cookie. These cookies tend to spread. Make them as consistent as possible.


Bake for 12-15 minutes until they turn golden brown at the edges.


Let the cookies rest for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


After the cookies are cooled completely, store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Almond orange cookies: An easy recipe to make at home in just 30 minutes. Best holiday cookies recipe for chrismas and thanksgiving.

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    Ida Tendam
    March 22, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    How much is 150 grams of butter?
    This recipe looks very good. Thank you for suggesting it.

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      May 6, 2021 at 6:40 pm

      hello! this would be about 5.30 oz of butter.

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