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Almond Sugar Cookies | Creme de la Crumb

Almond Sugar Cookies

Soft Almond Sugar Cookies with rich, almond cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
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Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 320kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar divided
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sour cream (or plain greek yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup shaved almonds optional


  • In a large bowl cream together butter, vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cups sugar, powdered sugar, water, and eggs.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. (dough should be crumbly and not sticky)
  • Roll dough into balls (slightly larger than a golf ball) and place on a lightly greased baking sheet about 3-4 inches apart.
  • Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar on a plate. Use the bottom end of a tall glass cup (or the bottom of a small jar) for pressing the cookies. Spritz the bottom of the glass/jar with cooking spray then dip the bottom into the sugar. Press cookies to about 1/2 inch thickness. Let the edges of the cookie dough squish out past the edges of the glass.
  • Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a clean flat surface or a cooking rack. When completely cool, place in airtight containers (if stacking, separate layers with parchment or wax paper) and keep chilled in the fridge.
  • For the frosting, cream together butter, sour cream (or greek yogurt), and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Store chilled in airtight container.
  • Immediately before serving, frost cookies. Top with shaved almonds if desired.


Store in airtight container in fridge up to five days. 


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg