Almond Orange Cookies Recipe

  • Yield:

    2-1/2 to 3 dozen

  • Total Time:

    25 mins

  • Prep Time:

    15 mins

  • Cook Time:

    10 mins


  • 1 cup blanched almond slivers
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Step 1) Grind almonds very finely in a food processor. Combine ground almonds with flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl until well blended; set aside.
  2. Step 2) Beat sugars, oil, eggs, orange peel and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer for 1 minute, until well combined and pale in color. Add dry ingredients and mix until dough forms.
  3. Step 3) Divide dough in half and shape into two (2-inch diameter) logs. Wrap logs in parchment or waxed paper and freeze for at least 2 hours or up to 1 month.
  4. Step 4) Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut dough into 1/4-inch thick slices and place 1-inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until bottom edges appear light golden brown.
  5. Step 5) Cool cookies for 1 to 2 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to cooling rack. Store in closed container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 weeks.
  6. Recipe Suggestion: To garnish, sprinkle cookies with coarse sugar and top with almond slivers; lightly press into the surface just prior to baking.