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  • Odense Almond Paste

    Odense Almond Paste is manufactured in Denmark, using the finest California almonds that have been blanched, mixed with sugar, and rolled through Italian millstones. Adding the delicate flavor of almonds can make an ordinary recipe extraordinary.

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Cut this delicious shortbread dough into any shape for any holiday.

46 - 2 1/2 inch cookies


20 minutes to mix
1 hour to chill
12 - 14 minutes to bake each tray

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1-7 oz box Odense Almond Paste, grated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk (optional)
  • Green sugar sprinkles (optional)
1. With an electric mixer, beat butter on high for 3 minutes or until very soft and light in color.
2. Add grated Almond Paste and sugar. Mix on low speed until combined. Turn mixer to high and beat a full 5 minutes or more, until almost white colored and fluffy. Mix in vanilla.
3. Gently stir flour into mixture until just combined.
4. Spoon 1/2 of dough onto a 15" long piece of wax paper. With hands, press dough out to a 1/4" thickness. Top with wax paper. Lightly smooth top with rolling pin. Keeping wax paper in place, lay dough on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining half of dough and chill for one hour to firm.
5. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment or foil.
6. Work with one piece of dough at a time, keeping other half refrigerated. Cut out shapes and place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart, dipping cutters in flour if sticking. Repeat until all dough is used. Keep unbaked cookies refrigerated until ready to bake.
7. Bake plain or brush tops with milk and sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are firm and bottoms are very light golden. Cool on wire racks.

Electric Mixer
3 cookie sheets
Parchment paper or foil
Cookie cutters


Almond Shortbread Cookies

Nutrition Facts:*



FAT: 10g 


SODIUM: 70mg 

CARBS: 17g



*Nutrition Facts are estimates only.  For questions or specific information, email

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