A-Z of Biscuits

A is for Almond Bites

In this series of posts, I take an alphabetical tour through some of my family’s favorite biscuit recipes and share with you the delights of baking homemade treats for everyone to enjoy.

These moreish little biscuits are easy to make and even easier to eat (too many). I often make these in large batches with the (honorable, but all so often failed) intention of keeping them in the tin for yummy additions to picnics and lunchboxes. 

Ingredients

  • 130g plain four
  • 80g almond flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon of salt
  • 180g softened butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Whole almonds for topping

Grease a biscuit sheet and preheat the oven to 170C.

Method

  1. Mix together the plain flour, almond flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Using an electric mixer or food processor, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg to the mixture and combine well.
  4. Add the almond extract and mix.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix on low until well combined.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the biscuit sheet – they will spread nicely, so no need to be too precise.
  7. Top each ‘dollop’ of mixture with a whole almond.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.