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Almond Toffee Shortbread Cookies

These buttery Almond Toffee Shortbread Cookies are packed with brown sugar, sweet toffee bits and fragrant almond extract for the perfect twist on a classic shortbread cookie.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword toffee cookies, shortbread cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 170 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup toffee bits
  • 1 tsp maldon flaked salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. Add butter and brown sugar to the bottom of a stand mixer. Turn the mixer on a medium speed and cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add almond extract. Cream another minute. 

  3. Turn the mixer on low and add flour, toffee bits and salt. Mix just until combined. 

  4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and form into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

  5. Pull the dough out and let it sit for 10 minutes. Unwrap dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll dough out to a 1/4-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shape. Re-roll out excess dough to make more cookies. 

  6. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment or a silpat. The cookies should be at least 1/2 inch apart since they will spread a bit. Bake for 10 minutes or until pale golden brown. Let the cookies cool for one minute on the baking sheet and then use a spatula to transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely and then dust with powdered sugar. 

Nutrition Facts
Almond Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 136mg6%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 352IU7%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.