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Caramel Almond Wafers

Caramel Almond Wafers

Caramel Almond Wafers

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Caramel Almond Wafers
3.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Medium



A crisp base with a caramelized almond topping, these are a traditional cookie from Bremen, Germany.


  • For the cookie base:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • extra granulated sugar

  • For the topping:
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 1 cup sliced almonds


  • Make the cookie base:
  • In large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and the 1 cup sugar until creamy; add vanilla and egg and beat until smooth. In another bowl, stir together flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until next day. Preheat oven to 325F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Grease bottom of a glass, dip in sugar, and flatten each ball to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  • Make the topping:
  • In a 2-quart pan, bring cream and the 2 teaspoons sugar to a boil; continue to boil until reduced by half. Remove from heat and stir in almonds. Spread 1 teaspoon of the almond mixture on top of each cookie.
  • Bake
  • Bake in a 325° oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer cookies to racks and let cool. Store in an airtight container.



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The texture of these reminds me of Snickerdoodles. They had a weird aftertaste probably from the baking powder which I think is a lot for the amount of flour. Have had much better cookies than these.
- A Baker

This is a very unique, delicious and easy cookie recipe. I would definately make them again. The cookies are great for a Christmas dessert platter.
- A Baker

These are the best cookies I've ever eaten!!! Everyone should make these a Christmas tradition to make!!!
- A Baker
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