Almond Cookies

These crunchy almond cookies are mixed entirely in the Vitamix machine, making them a simple, go-to recipe for the holidays or throughout the year.

Almond Cookies


  • 110 g (½ cup) light butter spread
  • (1 large) egg
  • 100 g (½ cup) granulated sugar
  • (1 Tablespoon) milk
  • (½ teaspoon) almond extract
  • 95 g (¾ cup) all-purpose flour
  • 90 g (¾ cup) whole wheat flour [or almond flour]
  • (¼ teaspoon) baking soda
  • (¼ teaspoon) salt, optional
  • 50 g (½ cup) slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  2. Place butter spread, egg, sugar, milk and almond extract into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed and increase speed to Variable 3. Blend for 15 seconds until the ingredients are creamed, then stop machine. 
  4. Remove lid and add flours, baking soda, salt, optional and almonds. Secure lid.  Start the blender and increase to Variable 4, blending for 15 - 20 seconds using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blade, if necessary. 
  5. Drop by teaspoons onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.  Bake 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.