I am not a big fan of making cookies, mainly because I tend too eat more than my share of them! Not a good thing for this aging bod. So my husband resorts to buying cookies. The latest is the Keebler Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Sandies.
I came up with the brilliant idea to make a similar tasting one, only better because its homemade!
I have a Candy Cane Cookie recipe from my mom that I have used for years and years, of course to make candy canes at holiday time. But what I remember about this recipe is that it contains almond extract. Thus the experiment begins.
Here is the recipe, unnamed so far:
1 C butter, softened
1 C powdered sugar
1-1/2 t almond extract
1 t vanilla extract
2-1/2 C flour
1 t salt
2 C dark chocolate chips
(you might even try adding some slivered almonds. I wanted to, but had none on hand for this whim)
Blend the butter and sugar well. Add egg and flavorings, salt and flour. Add chips.
I use a teaspoon to measure. (I like to eat more than one cookie and eating 2 small ones makes me feel better, because I know just eating one just will NOT do.)
Bake for 9 minutes(or until slightly browned at edges) in 350 (convection oven) on ungreased cookie sheet.
I also tried 2 different methods of drop cookies: The first batch, I rolled them into balls. I was hoping they would spread a little more, but as you can see they didn’t. So the next batch I still rolled into balls, but flattened with fork.
And my name? Hmmm, how about Dark Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies?
Have a good weekend!