Chocolate Almond Cookies

Annamaria Settanni McDonald

By
@ArtByASM

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 5 votes
Comments:
Serves:
About 4 Dozen
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

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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.

Ingredients

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

Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

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