Chocolate Drop Almond Cookies

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Mary Gelfond

By
@mary4361beth

My friend and I make holiday cookies every December. We have "played around" with this recipe and this is the best yet.. The glaze is not necessary, as the cookies are filled with flavor.

We also used a tabletop electric mixer to mix the ingredients.

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Serves:
Up to 36 cookies
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/2 c
    almonds (chopped)
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    baking soda

How to Make Chocolate Drop Almond Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat baking sheets with oil or cooking spray. (Or use non-stick baking sheets)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and egg. Blend in apple sauce, vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Add almonds and blend in (Just before placing on cookie sheets.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. (about 15 to a sheet).
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cookie "springs back" when lightly touched.
  8. Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
  9. 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.

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About Chocolate Drop Almond Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy




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