Galletitas de Almendra

To make a cinnamon-sugar blend, add a pinch of ground cinnamon for each tablespoon granulated sugar, or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon per cup of sugar.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
48 cookies


  • cup butter, softened

  • 3 ounce cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • 2 teaspoon lime juice

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup ground toasted almonds

  • Cinnamon sugar*


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl combine butter and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg, almond extract, lime peel, and lime juice, beating until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the ground almonds. If necessary, cover and chill for 30 to 60 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.

  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass in additional cinnamon sugar and use to flatten slightly.

  3. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.


Purchase a cinnamon sugar blend or stir 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon into 1 cup granulated sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Folate, total 11.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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