Chocolate Drop Almond Cookies

Mary Gelfond


My friend and I make holiday cookies every December. We have "played around" with this recipe and this is the best yet.. The glaze is not necessary, as the cookies are filled with flavor.

We also used a tabletop electric mixer to mix the ingredients.

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Up to 36 cookies
25 Min
10 Min


4 Tbsp
3/4 c
brown sugar (packed)
1 large
1/2 c
applesauce (unsweetened)
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1/2 c
almonds (chopped)
1/3 c
cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
baking soda


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat baking sheets with oil or cooking spray. (Or use non-stick baking sheets)
2In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and egg. Blend in apple sauce, vanilla and almond extract.
3Add almonds and blend in (Just before placing on cookie sheets.
4In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
5Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture.
6Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. (about 15 to a sheet).
7Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cookie "springs back" when lightly touched.
8Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
9Optional glaze: Combine 1/4 cup confectioners sugar and 1/4 tsp almond extract. Add water, a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy