Aw, nuts! It’s National Almond Day. Almonds are one of my favorite baking ingredients because they’re so versatile. They play well with other nuts but can also stand alone. And isn’t that all you really want from a nut!?!

With over 500 recipes on Baked Chicago, I decided to go through the “archives” [e.g. Google site search] to find some of my favorite almond dessert recipes to share with you on this nut-tastic day.

What’s your favorite dish to make with almonds? Post your comments below and let’s see how nutty it gets.

Rum Raspberry-Almond Mini Tarts

Rum Raspberry-Almond Mini Tarts

Asylum Brownies with pistachios, walnuts and almonds

Asylum Brownies with Pistachios, Walnuts and Almonds

Cranberry-Almond Shortbread

Cinnamon Almond Cookies