I really love any type of almond flavored sweet. These cookies are seriously perfect for me. These are very reminiscent of an old-school Italian cookie. The kind you buy by the pound and then pick and choose your favorites. These almond-y chewy chocolate chip cookies will definitely be in my sweet rotation from now on!
recipe from here!
chocolate chip almond cookies
makes about 36 small cookies
7 oz almond paste
1 cup of butter, at room temp (2sticks)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups a.p flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 oz. mini semisweet chocolate chips
Sea salt for sprinkling (optional, but you really should do it.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice up the almond paste into cubes. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or using a hand mixer, cream the almond paste and the butter together till they are light and fluffy.
Add both the sugars and mix well. Next add in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla extract. Beat everything together. In another bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. Add the dry mix to the wet and mix together. Stir in chocolate chips.
Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon drop the cookie dough onto lined baking sheets. Before baking them sprinkle a tiny bit of salt onto each cookie. Bake for 12-15 minutes or till the cookies are golden but still look slightly soft. Let cool on wire rack!