Italian Cookies Recipes

Old-Fashioned Italian Almond Cookies

If you want to make some fantastic almond biscuits, try my recipe and… you won’t be able to do without them!


Makes 8 Servings


  • 1/2 cup blanched slivered or sliced almonds
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp. pure almond or vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

*For a gluten-free alternative, substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour plus 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum.



Preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 350°F.

Line two or three large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Pulse almonds in a food processor until very finely ground.

Process the margarine, flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, almond extract, and salt until the dough comes together, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

Scoop about 1 rounded tablespoon of dough at a time onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each scoop.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

Remove from the oven and sift powdered sugar over the warm cookies.

Allow to cool before dusting with powdered sugar again.






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