Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

March/April 2009

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This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies. Just a touch of butter mixed with honey in the filling gives it a rich flavor without too much saturated fat.

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Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

19 Reviews for Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies


these were okay... not as almondy as i wouldve liked them... and not as buttery either for a butter cookie... i didnt have a problem with a dry cookie and i didnt have any problems rolling them in to balls... however, this recipe could DEF use some modifications but i'm not sure what.. i gave these a 3 star - they were average and i'd rather spend my time baking something else!


These were good but not great in my opinion. I think it's the honey flavor that I didn't like...I used a strong wildflower honey. Maybe I should have gone with a lighter honey like clover. I also think they came out a bit dry. I didn't have trouble rolling them into balls before baking, but the final product tasted dry for some reason. I think it definitely needed more butter, like another 2 tbsp. And instead of the canola oil, applesauce probably would have been better because it would have added a little extra much needed moisture. Maybe next time I make them I will try applesauce and adding some more butter.


The cookie dough was too dry to press into the shape suggested in the recipe. I was lucky to make a ball without it falling apart. The finished cookies were a little bland. We love almonds and were excited to try this receipe, but I don't think I will make it again.

Sandy, Jacksonville, FL

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

exactly what happened to me!

exactly what happened to me! the dough was v. dark, too crumbly (i had to keep adding oil) and the taste was fact, the salt amount stated was too much, i reduced it and still they were too salty.... i only added 1/4 cup honey, the rest was sugar...but still not tasty... i wanted to chuck out the dough, was so disappointed.


Mmm these are so yummy and buttery. Perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Hard to stop at just one though.


I was excited to see this recipe in the Spring issue of the magazine because I love to use almond flour. But I was disappointed in the final product - the flavors were just a bit to subtle and left me feeling like the cookie was bland overall. We won't make this one again.


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