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.

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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. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 5 votes

About 4 Dozen
25 Min
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  • 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


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

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