Chocolate-Almond Cookies

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Chocolate cookies and cookies with chocolate chips are always a huge hit with my family.  Some of our favorites that I have previously posted about are these chocolate-cranberry granola bars, flourless peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, cappuccino crinkles, and this chocolate chip skillet cookie . In general, we just love chocolate cookies and I could seriously just go and on with this list, y’all! 


These chocolate-almond cookies are relatively new to the list of homemade cookies we love, but let me tell you they are here to stay.  These cookies smell like heaven while they are baking and my entire family was literally lying-in-wait for these to come out of the oven. So, it’s a good thing that this recipe makes a large batch of these petite, little cookies because they were flying off of the cookie pan like hot cakes! 

Coating these cookies with sugar gives them a sweet, crunchy exterior, while the inside of the cookie is soft and cake-like. They are swoon-worthy, I tell you! I garnished them with a dainty sliver of almond, so they are pretty easy on the eyes too. (Just imagine them all dressed up for Christmas, y’all!!)


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Chocolate-Almond Cookies #Choctoberfest

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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These dainty Chocolate-Almond Cookies are an elegant and delicious addition to a holiday cookie tray, but they are simple enough to make any day of the week!


  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup sugar (I used Imperial Sugar)

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • extra 1/3 cup sugar (for coating cookie dough)

  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds (you probably won’t use the entire 1/3 cup)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°. Prepare a cookie sheet or baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat and set aside. In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cocoa then set bowl aside.
  • In another large mixing bowl bowl using a wooden spoon or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the extracts and the egg and mix well.
  • One half at a time, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. The cookie dough will be thick. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place cookie dough and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. While the dough is chilling, place 1/3 cup sugar into a small bowl and set it aside.
  • Form chilled cookie dough into one-inch balls and roll each one in the small bowl of sugar to coat. Place sugared cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between each one. Gently press one slivered almond slice onto the top of each cookie dough ball.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow chocolate almond cookies to cool on a rack. Serve with fresh-brewed coffee, tea or milk. Enjoy!

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  1. I love chocolate and almond together- never thought of them together in a cookie! Beautiful!

  2. These look amazing. They would be so delicious with a cup of tea!

  3. Chocolate and almond are a heavenly combo. These would disappear very soon if I baked them.

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