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chocolate almond cookies

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Annamaria Settanni McDonald
Brooklyn, OH

These cookies are chewy and chocolaty with a great taste of almond. I think these have to be one of the best cookies I've tasted.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a great twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie. The almond paste really adds a rich almond flavor. A perfect flavor combination with the chocolate chips. Almond slivers give the cookie a slight crunch. From the smell of these baking, we couldn't wait for them to come out of the oven. They did not last long in the kitchen.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves About 4 Dozen
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate almond cookies

  • 8 oz
    almond paste
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 12 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips; 1 package
  • 1 c
    toasted almond slivers (optional)

How To Make chocolate almond cookies

Test Kitchen Tips
Almond paste is hard but break it down easily by pulsing in your food processor a few times.
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F. Lay parchment paper on 2 large baking sheets.
  • Almond paste crumbles and two stick of butter in a bowl.
    Break almond paste into small pieces and place in medium-size bowl or container of food processor. Add butter.
  • Butter and marzipan beaten until creamed.
    Beat with electric mixer or process until mixture is creamy and smooth.
  • Sugar and extracts added to butter/almond mixture.
    Add sugars, eggs, and almond extract and beat or process until thoroughly blended.
  • Flour added to almond mixture.
    Stir flour, baking soda, and salt until mixed. Add to almond mixture.
  • Flour blended into almond mixture to form dough.
    Stir until blended.
  • Chocolate chips and slivered almonds being folded into dough.
    Stir in chocolate chips and toasted slivered almonds.
  • Drops of dough on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
    Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Drops of dough baking in the oven.
    Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Depends on your oven.
  • Cookies cooling on a wire rack.
    Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.