If you want to show a loved one just how much they mean to you, then why not give them the gift of a homemade sweet treat. This recipe for Vanilla Almond Hearts combines decadent and delicious ingredients for a rich, sweet and salty treat. Be sure to make a couple batches and serve them to all your favorite people. Not only will they love you for the gift, they will love the flavor of these cookies. Happy baking!


  • 300 grams flour
  • 175 grams unsalted butter (softened)
  • 125 grams confectioner's sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, butter, sugar, egg, almonds, orange zest and vanilla.
  3. Mix the ingredients with your fingertips to get a ball of dough. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
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