Almond Café Cookies

Jazz up classic sugar cookies with a double hit of almonds and a hint of apricot.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24

Ingredients

2
packages Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
8
oz almond paste
2
tablespoons apricot preserves
1
cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
2
egg whites
1 1/4
cups sliced almonds
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough and almond paste. Add flour and preserves; knead until well blended and mixture forms a ball. Pat into 6x9-inch rectangle. Cut into 24 pieces.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat egg whites with fork or wire whisk until foamy. In another small bowl, place almonds.
  • 4 Shape each dough piece into ball. Flatten to 3-inch round. Dip one flat side into egg whites, coating one side only. Place coated side down onto almond slices. Lightly press to coat with almonds. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets, almond side up.
  • 5 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Store in covered container.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    100mg
    100%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    34%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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