Almond Biscuits

Recipe: Almond Biscuits


  • 2 1/2 cups all−purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • blanched almonds for decoration
  • beaten egg for glazing


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Cream the margarine (or butter) and sugar together until light, white and fluffy. Beat in the egg and almond essence. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients to make a stiff dough.
  2. Form the mixture into balls about 1 − 1.5 inch diameter and place these on a greased baking tray. Place half an almond (split lengthways) on each ball and press to flatten slightly. Brush with beaten egg.
  3. Bake in a moderate oven (350 deg F / 180 deg C) for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. This quantity makes about 45 biscuits.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: snack

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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