Chocolate Drop Almond Cookies
Family Tested & Approved
brown sugar (packed)
pure vanilla extract
cocoa powder (unsweetened)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat baking sheets with oil or cooking spray. (Or use non-stick baking sheets)
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and egg. Blend in apple sauce, vanilla and almond extract.
Add almonds and blend in (Just before placing on cookie sheets.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. (about 15 to a sheet).
Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cookie "springs back" when lightly touched.
Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
Optional 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.