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italian almond cookies
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5 from 2 votes

Italian Almond Cookies

Course: Dessert
Servings: 3 dozen cookies


  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat over to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Place flour, sugar, egg, lemon zest and almond extract in food processor. Pulse until combined.
  • Allow dough to sit, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • After dough has set, roll into balls about 3/4″ in diameter and roll in chopped almonds.
  • Place balls on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes until tops of cookies are light golden in color. Do not over bake.
  • While cookies are still warm, dust top of cookies with powdered sugar.
  • Note: These cookies have a crunchy outside and chewy, marzipan like inside.