Here's a recipe for delicious homemade cookies that is sure to please everyone. We use ground almonds a lot in our cookie recipes. They add so much flavour and texture. Similar to our other recipes is the inclusion of high-quality Irish butter that imparts a natural sweetness in taste. Your choice of good vanilla and cocoa powder is also important - we mostly use Van Houten cocoa.
The most important thing is to enjoy the preparation and baking process as a whole! Get the kids involved in the rolling of the dough into dainty balls. Give them the joy of creation and then the transformation into button shape cookies. Such a treat.
Dipping these into a tray of cinnamon sugar is an extra worth doing. Or in any other spice of your choosing. We use white chocolate but you can also melt milk or dark just to add variants.
Almond and Cocoa Button Cookies Recipe
Impress your friends with these deliciously cute almond button cookies. Only a few ingredients and easy to prepare. We are sure you'll keep this recipe close for a long time!
- 100g (3.5 oz) Butter
30g (2 tbsp) Icing or Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Vanilla Pod Seeds
- Pinch Salt
40g (2 ¾ tbsp) Ground Almonds
100g (½ cup) Plain Flour
8g (1 ½ tsp) Cocoa Powder
200g (1 cup) White Chocolate for melting
Firstly mix the butter and vanilla seeds together in a mixing bowl with a standard dough hook.
- Add the salt and sugar (ideally sifted) and further mix together.
Sieve the almond, cocoa, and flour together into the bowl and mix slowly at first before increase mix speed. Continue until the dough is formed.
Remove dough and wrap in cling film before placing it in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
Portion the dough into approximately 10g (0.4 oz) pieces. Taking each piece, roll the dough between hands to create a ball. (Use Latex gloves if desired). Place balls onto baking tray leaving 1-inch spacing. Once all balled-up, place into a pre-heated oven at 160°C (320°F) and bake for 25 mins.
Following baking, the balls will have formed into petite button shapes. Transfer them on a cooling wire ideally and allow it to cool. Meanwhile, melt your white chocolate*. If you wish, mix together a blend of cinnamon and caster sugar (bakers sugar). Pick up button and dip base into melted chocolate shaking the excess off before gently placing on cinnamon sugar blend and finally onto parchment paper to set. Enjoy!
*Melting chocolate should be done either in a bowl over simmering water where the bowl is not in contact with the water or in a microwave container heating gradually.
Store in an airtight container for storage.