Double Chocolate Almond Cookies

almond double chocolate cookiesI was feeling at a bit of a baking loss this week; I have a humongous, ever expanding list of things that I want to bake, but couldn’t for the life of me decide what to actually make. In the end I decided to keep things simple, stop agonising about it and just make some damn cookies!

chocolate white chocolate almond cookiesI was given a lot of almonds in my pub haul (flaked and ground), so anticipate quite a few almond recipes happening in the near future…I figured why not chuck some in a cookie – double chocolate of course, as almonds and chocolate go together so well. They honestly turned out to be some of the best cookies i have ever made…crispy around the edges, soft and chewy in the middle, packed full of white chocolate chunks and pieces of almond. I also added a little bit of almond extract to the dough to emphasise the almond flavour. They are incredibly quick and simple to make, and come together in under half an hour; you just need to beat all the ingredients together, fold in the chocolate chunks and almonds, dollop blobs of the dough onto a couple of baking trays and bake. Make sure that you space them well apart on the tray as they do spread in the oven; the recipe makes 10 fairly large cookies or 20 small ones (I made 10 large), the dough can also be kept in the fridge for a day or so if you don’t want to bake them all at once.

double chocolate almond cookies

Double Chocolate Almond Cookies
 
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Makes: 10 large or 20 small
Ingredients
  • 110g (1 stick) soft butter
  • 100g (packed ½ cup + 1 tbsp) light brown soft sugar
  • 50g (1/4 cup) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 130g (1 cup + 1 tbsp) plain flour
  • 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 125g (4.5 oz) white chocolate chunks
  • 75g ( 2.75 oz) flaked almonds
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4 and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and almond extracts and salt and beat again until smooth.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder then add to the butter mixture. Beat until just incorporated.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chunks and almonds.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop or two spoons, dollop mounds of the mixture on to the baking sheets, well spaced apart, flatten them slightly.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes for large cookies, or 8-10 minutes for small ones until they are just firm around the edges but still soft in the middle (they will firm up more upon cooling).
  7. Leave to cool on the tray for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

double chocolate almond flavoured cookiesalmond chocolate  white chocolate cookiesI am sharing these with Totally Talented Tuesdays, Create Link Inspire, Foodie Fridiy, Fiesta Friday and Foodie Friends FridayTasty Tuesdays on HonestMum.com #CookBlogShare

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19 Comments on Double Chocolate Almond Cookies

  1. The Free From Fairy
    March 24, 2015 at 10:35 am (2 years ago)

    They look utterly divine and it is like some form of torture doing link ups at the moment when I get to see things like this…but can’t eat them! Well done for creating them. Love the photos.

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  2. Marta @petiteraisin.ca
    March 24, 2015 at 11:59 am (2 years ago)

    These look so delicious – and I have all ingredients on hand! WIN!
    #tastytuesdays

    .:Marta:.

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  3. Kyra
    March 24, 2015 at 12:21 pm (2 years ago)

    These cookies look so yummy! I love the addition of almond flakes, they would give a nice crunch 😀

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  4. Jhuls
    March 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Hannah!!! Send me some!!! 😀

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  5. Honest Mum
    March 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh gorgeous, going to make these! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  6. lapetitecasserole
    March 27, 2015 at 1:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE these kind of cookies and I love your photos! Everything looks perfect for a perfect party! Thanks for being at FF!

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  7. GFLife247
    March 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm (2 years ago)

    These look delicious! I’m glad you decided to make these. I love how the almonds add a second color to the cookies too. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Amanda
    March 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Chocolate and almond are one of my favorite flavor combinations!! Happy Fiesta Friday 😀

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  9. Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake
    March 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Cookies are always a good shout. These look awesome, chocolate and almond are of course a a great combo!

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  10. Lori
    March 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m sold! Send some over! 🙂

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  11. Sarah 'n Spice
    March 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Chocolate and almonds, I’m sold! Happy FF!

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  12. chefjulianna
    March 27, 2015 at 9:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Phew, I want some of these right now with my coffee!! 😀

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  13. mummywhiskers
    March 30, 2015 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

    Ooh lovely, I’m such a cookie monster and these look amazing! #bakeoftheweek

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  14. Multicultural Motherhood
    April 1, 2015 at 11:10 am (2 years ago)

    I love cookies! Especially chocolate ones. I also love almonds so this recipe is a great combination.
    #recipeoftheweek

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  15. Laura
    April 6, 2015 at 7:06 am (2 years ago)

    Yep, I’ve been there. So many baking ideas that you can’t choose between them. I’m glad these cookies were the exult of your indecision though – I love this combination!

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    • hannahhossack
      April 7, 2015 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

      Having so many things that you want to try can be overwhelming! Sometimes it’s best to just go for something quick and simple

      Reply

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