Melt In Your Mouth Butter Cookies


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A stack of food on a table, with Cookie and Butter

Almond flavored, buttery cookies that melt in your mouth are the perfect afternoon treat with a hot cup of coffee or tea. After I made Homemade Chai Tea this past weekend, I could not stop thinking about a buttery sweet cookie to go with it.

After enjoying these cookies with my chai; I suspect that I’m going to need to keep a stash of them in the freezer. I’m thinking I need to pair them with my Cafe con Leche in the morning as well.

A plate of food and a cup of coffee, with Cookie and Butter

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Melt In Your Mouth Butter Cookies

Servings: 24


  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk adjust as needed
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

*Gluten-Free Alternative

  • cup brown rice flour
  • cup tapioca starch
  • cup potato starch
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat and set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and the sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredients and beat again for about 2 minutes. The mixture will be very crumbly. Add the almond extract and beat once more for about 1 minute. The dough will come together and when you press it together it should hold its shape.
  • Scoop small 1" portions out and roll them into balls with your hands. Place a dozen balls on a large baking sheet, leaving a couple of inches between each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Watch the first batch closely to make sure they do not over-bake.
  • Remove them from the oven when the tops are no longer shiny and they are just beginning to crack on top. Do not let them brown at all. Let them rest of the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, before transferring them very carefully to a wire cooling rack. These are delicate cookies when they are warm, so use care.
  • When the cookies are cool, whisk together the icing ingredients, adding the milk very slowly. The goal is a consistency thick enough to sit on the cookies and run down the sides, without being so thin it melts into the cookies. It should drizzle off the tip of a spoon in a thin white stream, not watery at all. Drizzle the glaze across the cookies and allow it to set before storing in an airtight container.


Calories: 84kcal · Carbohydrates: 12g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 4g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1g · Trans Fat: 0.2g · Cholesterol: 10mg · Sodium: 31mg · Potassium: 8mg · Fiber: 0.1g · Sugar: 8g · Vitamin A: 119IU · Calcium: 3mg · Iron: 0.2mg
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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