Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Had the request for recipes with ground almond in them.  Here are two that were found on the computer.  Martha


2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup ground almonds

Preheat over to 350 degrees

Using a paddle attachment of your electric mixer, beat butter, gradually adding sugar until light and fluffy.  Stir in extracts during the last minute.

Stir together flour and ground almonds.  Pour into the batter and mix briefly to combine.

Shape the dough into logs and bend into a crescent shape, using approximately 1 tablespoon of dough for each.

Place onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.  While still warm roll gently in confections sugar.


2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons pure almond extract
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 cup blanched almond halves

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together shortening and sugar.  When shortening and sugar are light and fluffy, add almond extract.  Add one egg at a time, beating until blended.

Add flour mixture slowly.  Blend in ground almonds.

Cover bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Divide dough into 4 parts and form a cylinder shape with each portion by rolling out until each log is 1 inch diameter.

Cut the logs into 1 inch sections.  Roll these into 1 inch balls.  Press an almond half into the center of each.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Recipes by Cooks.Com


Fionalina said...

Thank you for putting these on-I love almonds which is why I asked for ideas- the recipies will be useful for me

Hope your appointment at the eye doctor goes well Marilyn


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Fionalina,

Glad you like the recipes.

Hope the eye appointment goes well, too.


Countryside Reflections said...

These sound great. I love almonds too. What is the difference between ground, blanched, and slivered? Ground must be quite fine, but is blanched and slivered about the same size?


New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Doreen,
I will have to find out bout the blanched and slivered. I don't know either.


New York State Of Mind said...

I just went over to There is a difference between blanch, split, and sliver of almonds. At there is a picture of them. I think that would show and explain better than I can.


Veronica said...

Hello Marilyn Thanks for the recipes.I was wondering if you know of any Amish or Mennonite bed and breakfasts in your area. Was thinking it would be a nice area to visit. Thanks Veronica

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Veronica,
You are welcome for the recipes. I don't know of any Amish or Mennonite bed and breakfasts in my area. I wish I did. If I find any, I will let you know.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Veronica,
I got on the computer and looked around. There are two Bed and Breakfasts in Penn Yan, New York. One is the Wagner Bed and Breakfast and the other is Robertson Bed and Breakfast. That's a way from where I live, but not too far. It is in a large Mennonite and Amish area. There are some more over near the New York and Pennsylvania Border.