Almond Snowcap Cookies with #DiamondNuts


With the 100-year anniversary of Diamond of California Nuts at hand, I began a search through my recipe box for one of my favorite treasured family recipes: Almond Snowcap Cookies. My mom baked them as part of our holiday cookie tradition when I was a child.


I’m not sure if you’re like me about nuts. (It’s kinda my specialty seeing as how I am one.) But when it comes to baking, I only use premium nuts because the freshness and quality do make a difference in the taste. That’s why I trusted this recipe to Diamond Nuts.

Diamond of California Sliced Almonds
Almond Snowcap Cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam (can substitute with other flavors)
3 egg whites
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Diamond of California sliced almonds (found in baking aisle)
1/2 cup flaked coconut (I omit this because I’m not a coconut fan)


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together shortening, butter and powdered sugar. Blend in flour. Press evenly in bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-in pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
2. Spread jam over hot layer.
spread jam over hot layer
3. Beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in granulated sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, and continue beating until stiff and glossy. (Do not under beat.) Fold in coconut and 1/2 cup almonds; spread over jam. Sprinkle remaining almonds on top. Bake 20 minutes.
4. Cool. Cut in squares; store in airtight container.

The Almond Snowcap Cookie recipe comes from my mom, but if you love baking with nuts for the holidays, you should take a peek through the Diamond of California classic family recipes for even more ideas.

– Apple Walnut “The One They Beg You to Make” Cake
– Pecan Pumpkin “Gets the Kids to Make the 10-Hour Drive” Pie
– Chewy Walnut “Tears Them Away From the Game” Squares
– Walnut “Always Gets Them Out of Bed” Bread
– Pecan “Gets the Grandkids to Act Saintly” Dainties

Look for Diamond of California nuts in the baking aisle. Visit


Partnered post with Diamond of California Nuts. Recipe and opinions are my own.


  1. Barry Ozmo says

    as a aussie aint seen this before,looks great but i was thinking abt substituting low fat puff pastry for the base to make it even quicker.will let you know how it turns out.

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