Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Mango Almond Spice Cookies

May 31, 2017Teresa

Oh, joy! Mango Almond Spice Cookies are as delectable as they come. This luscious cookie is filled with fresh mangos and sliced almonds. Then it’s iced with a divine lemon buttercream frosting. Heavenly doesn’t even begin to describe these extraordinary cookies.

I’ve made a couple of versions of this cookie before. I tried it with peaches a few years ago when I had 6 fruit bearing peach trees on our property before we moved to our present house. The original recipe calls for bananas and that’s a terrific cookie too. I happen to love making goodies with mangos so I thought I’d give this recipe a try and added some almonds to the batter as well.

I loved them, but then, anything with icing is almost always going to be a winner for me. 🙂 I love iced cookies and these Mango Almond Spice Cookies are wonderful. If you’re looking for a heavenly dessert for summer holidays, backyard barbecues or potlucks then you need to give these jewels a try. Be warned, though, these cookies are addictive.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Mango Almond Spice Cookies are heavenly.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

These cookies are perfect for summer holiday fun.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Mango Almond Spice Cookies have the perfect blend of spices, fruit and nuts.

Here’s what I did.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

I used these ingredients. I used ataulfo mangos which I prefer over the larger regular mangos.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Place shortening in a mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves.

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Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add mangos and almonds. 

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine. Using a one-quarter cup scoop, place scoopfuls of dough on greased cookie sheets. (I put the pan in the freezer for about 5 minutes so the cookies would hold their shape while baking).

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before adding the frosting.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

I used these ingredients for the frosting, plus water.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Cream butter with an electric mixer. Add half of the powdered sugar and mix again.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Add lemon juice, lemon zest, water and remaining half of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Spread frosting over top of cooled cookies. 

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Sprinkle with additional lemon zest, as desired.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Mango Almond Spice Cookies are delightful to take to any kind of potluck or party. They will be scooped up fast!

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

If you enjoy mangos, you’ll love eating Mango Almond Spice Cookies.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Be warned! These cookies are addictive. Once you try one, you won’t want to stop!

Here’s the recipe.

MANGO ALMOND SPICE COOKIES

(Recipe inspired from Mimi Pownall’s Banana Spice Cookies recipe)

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These amazing cookies are filled with fresh mangos and almonds, then iced with a luscious lemon buttercream frosting. Perfect for summer holiday fare, backyard barbecues and potlucks.
Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
COOKIES:
LEMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
COOKIES:
LEMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos
Instructions
COOKIES:
  1. Mix butter, brown sugar, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Add flour, almonds and mangos and stir to combine.
  3. Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop, scoop out dough and place on greased cookie sheets.
  4. Chill dough about 5-10 minutes in the freezer.
  5. Bake at 350° 15-20 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Spread with Lemon Buttercream Frosting.
LEMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  1. Blend ingredients until smooth and of spreading consistency.
  2. Spread over top of Mango Almond Spice Cookies.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

The Lemon Buttercream Frosting is to die for!

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Prepare to drool over these delightful cookies.

Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos

Mango Almond Spice Cookies are heavenly. But you better pass them around or you’ll find yourself eating ALL of them! 🙂

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Banana Spice Cookies

Banana Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #cookies are fantastic. The icing is heavenly. Perfect for #MemorialDay or other summer #holidays. Great way to use up #bananas too! #dessert

Peach Spice Cookies

Peach Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these awesome #cookies are heavenly. They're filled with #peaches, #almonds & #cinnamon & have a lavish #lemon buttercream frosting. They're wonderful for any kind of party or potluck. #dessert #peachdessert

Mango Cobbler Cookies

Mango Cobbler Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
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Mango Almond Spice Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These amazing cookies are filled with fresh mangos and almonds, then iced with a luscious lemon buttercream frosting. Perfect for summer holiday fare, backyard barbecues and potlucks.
Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
COOKIES:
LEMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
COOKIES:
LEMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
Mango Almond Spice Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are heavenly. The #Lemon Buttercream Frosting is divine. Perfect for summer holidays, backyard barbecues & potlucks. #dessert #mangos
Instructions
COOKIES:
  1. Mix butter, brown sugar, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Add flour, almonds and mangos and stir to combine.
  3. Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop, scoop out dough and place on greased cookie sheets.
  4. Chill dough about 5-10 minutes in the freezer.
  5. Bake at 350° 15-20 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Spread with Lemon Buttercream Frosting.
LEMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  1. Blend ingredients until smooth and of spreading consistency.
  2. Spread over top of Mango Almond Spice Cookies.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

2 Comments

  • Rhonda Sittig

    June 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Lovemango Teresa!! And these are so pretty!! Ready for a party. I’ve never heard of mangos in cookies before– did you think it up yourself?? Great idea!! xo

    1. Teresa

      June 29, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Hi Rhonda, Yes, I had a lot of mangos sitting in my refrigerator and thought they would taste just as great in cookies as peaches do. I was right! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Fourth of July holiday.

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