Chewy Chocolate Almond Cookies

Heather Stepniewski Recipe

By Heather Stepniewski hjstep

10 Min
10 Min

These cookies are gluten free but who needs to know. Everybody will enjoy these.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This delicious little cookie may take a little effort, but it's well worth every bit of it! Sweet, moist, and oh-so-delicate, these would be perfect for your next brunch or bake sale.


8 oz
semi sweet chocolate chips
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 large
1/3 c
granulated sugar, plus more for decorating
3/4 c
ground almonds or almond flour

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave
Stir softened butter into chocolate
Beat eggs and add sugar
Continue beating until egg mixture is light
Gently stir egg mixture into chocolate mixture
Add ground almonds, combining very well, but gently
Cover and refrigerate overnight
Form into 1 in. balls and roll in bowl of granulated sugar.
Place on lined cookie sheet
Bake for 8-10 min. or until set

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #almonds

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Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
May 14, 2010
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

This delicious little cookie may take a little effort, but it's well worth every bit of it! Sweet, moist, and oh-so-delicate, these would be perfect for your next brunch or bake sale.
Linda Wilson-Miller klop
Oct 7, 2010
LOL don't leave the oven on preheat all night.
I bet these would be good with butterscotch chips!
Cindy Beard TNLuLu
Oct 14, 2010
Thank you for your recipes. One of the girls at work has to eat gluten free and I hate not bring stuff for her too... now I can :)
Nancy Williams nawil
Mar 1, 2011
I make these for my husband and substitute Splenda for the sugar since he is diabetic. These are his absolute favorite. Only problem is my grandaughter loves them too! She has arleady asked me to make these for her birthday instead of a cake. Great Recipe, thanks.
Jennifer Reed Mitch jenlmitch
May 5, 2011
Two of my favorite ingredients (chocolate and almonds) are in your recipe. I cannot wait to make these this weekend. Thank you for the recipe. Jennifer
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Sep 27, 2011
Great recipe, Heather. Do you usually use almond flour, or do you grind your almonds? If so, is there a difference in the finished product?
Angela Gray angiemath
Sep 27, 2011
Heather, Almond is my favorite and I can hardly wait to make these. I think I have all the ingredients, may make them tonight, I will let you know ! Congrats on your 2nd Blue Ribbon ! whoop whoop
Chandra Woodward cjwood25
Sep 27, 2011
This sounds great! I have a question: If you grind your almonds, do you roast/toast them first?
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Sep 27, 2011
congrats on winning another blue ribbon.
Josefa Holowatz burrgie77
Sep 27, 2011
Do you have to refrigerate over night? can I put them in the freezer for an hour instead? Thank you for the recipe.
Angela Gray angiemath
Sep 27, 2011
Here is some info. I found about Almond Flour, maybe this will answer some questions. Almond flour is...
just ground up almonds. Same with any nut, fine ground peanuts = peanut flour, fine ground macadamias = macadamia flour. Nut flour is just ground up nuts. It is also called almond meal. If you want to get technical, almond meal is just ground almonds and almond flour is made after extracting the oil. You can make it or just buy it. It'll work if you make it yourself in a blender or coffee mill. I use a blender and it come out great and works great in all my baked goods. Problem is it's a big pain in the you-know-what. If you can afford a little extra money on food products I'd recommend buying, it'll save you a lot of time and mess. Almond flour leaves baked goods with a more traditional taste than other nuts making it ideal for baking. Almond flour is a low carb flour. Blanched almond flour is best for baking and you can see from the pic that it is very pure and fine.

It's messy and a pain in the butt but if you're patient and have extra time on your hands, you can make nut flour. You just grind up about 1/2 cup of nuts at a time until fine but before it turns into butter. If you want it finer, sift it through a strainer. A pound of nuts yeilds 4 1/2 cups of sifted nut flour. I put just enough almonds in the blender to just barely cover the blades then put on the grind setting and stop it when the flour stops swirling. Then I pour out the flour on top into a bowl and dig the bottom stuff out with a butter knife into a strainer and then rub it through with my fingers until I get nothing but grainy bits and put that in a cup then pour the top flour back into the blender and blend again ( this may not be necessary but I feel like I'm getting it finer and getting more out of it this way) then put it through the sifter and repeat with the rest of the nuts. This takes me about an hour to process 1 pound of nuts. I save the skins and grainy bits that get sifted out and eat it as a snack-it's great mixed in sugar free yogurt or butter, cinnamon and splenda or butter and sugar free maple syrup, use your imagination!
Rose Selvar potrose
Sep 28, 2011
Thanks Angela for this info. I got in here to ask a few questions and this sure answers one of them. The others one are: Where do I buy Almond Flour? In a regular grocery a health food store? I assume in the baking isle. Does it come in a 2lb bag...a 5lb bag...a box like a cake flour comes in? Please reply soon as I'd like to try these cookies. They look yummy.
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Sep 28, 2011
Heather told me she buys Bob's Red Mill almond Flour, or grinds her own sometimes. I got some of the almond flour yesterday, expensive - more than $11.00 for a 2-pound bag! But I had intended to get some, anyway, as I'd heard it was a good flour substitute for making lower carb breads.
You can usually find Bob's Red Mill at both regular grocery stores, or health food stores. It's a fantastic company for good quality flour and baking supplies.
Now to try the cookies!
Rose Selvar potrose
Sep 28, 2011
Thanks Susan for your quick reply! WOW...$11.00 for a 2-pound bag! That's a whole lot more than I expected. Recipe only calls for 3/4 cup of this flour. Can I use the flour in other cookie recipes and do I just follow the recipe's directions as to the amount of flour to be used? Thanks for all your help. I just hate to spend that much money and then not be able to use the rest of the bag of almond flour.