Almond horn cookies are crunchy, fragrant, rich, and refined. Moreso, the smell of these croissants instinctively takes you back to childhood. This delicious cookie recipe also fills you up with memories of a table full of Christmas cakes.

What more? These horseshoe-shaped crescents have a moist and chewy inside that gives way to a crunchy and crumbly taste beneath.

There is no right time to make these almond horn cookies, it is perfect any day and any time

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Almond horn cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 280 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups flour 00
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup whole raw almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  • Add softened butter and sugar to the stand of the stand mixer. Stir on medium speed until the mixture becomes frothy, fine and smooth, it takes about 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add eggs and extracts to the mixture. Reduce speed to low. Stir in the flour and almond mixture until just combined. Wrap the dough in plastic, place in the fridge until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a gentle horseshoe shape. Repeat with the remaining dough. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  • Bake the cookies until pale golden in color, about 20 minutes. Transfer the cookies to the wire shelves with a spatula. Allow to cool completely.
  • Switch to wax paper. Sift the sugar over the cookies. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
Keyword Almond Cookies, almond horn cookies, horn cookies

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Can I make Almond horn cookies without almond paste?

Yes, you can. Moreover, this recipe contains no almond paste. Also, you can make almond cookies with or without a kitchen processor. 

What other spices can I add to my almond horn cookies?

You can add spices or additives such as cinnamon, lemon or orange peel, and various extracts. Also, you can top the biscuits with melted white or dark chocolate.

What can I serve with almond cookies?

These cookies go perfectly with a cup of hot cocoa. You can also have them with tea or coffee. No regrets, I promise.

Nutritional value: Almond horn cookies

  • Calories: 280kcal
  • Total fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 16g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Protein: 2g

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