Chocolate Almond Cookies

Annamaria Settanni McDonald


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.

★★★★★ 5 votes
About 4 Dozen
25 Min
10 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.

Note: Almond paste is hard but break it down easily by pulsing in your food processor a few times.


8 oz
almond paste
1 c
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350° F. Lay parchment paper on 2 large baking sheets.
  • 2Break almond paste into small pieces and place in medium-size bowl or container of food processor. Add butter.
  • 3Beat with electric mixer or process until mixture is creamy and smooth.
  • 4Add sugars, eggs, and almond extract and beat or process until thoroughly blended.
  • 5Stir flour, baking soda, and salt until mixed. Add to almond mixture.
  • 6Stir until blended.
  • 7Stir in chocolate chips and toasted slivered almonds.
  • 8Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 9Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Depends on your oven.
  • 10Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

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About Chocolate Almond Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Hashtags: #almonds, #Almond