Almond Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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With crisp outsides and brownie-like insides, these cookies were a big hit when my 5 year-old son took a batch to share at preschool. In fact, kids of all ages love them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:39 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 39 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 105 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Chocolate Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p35

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Grannymoira User ID: 6861135 38187
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"These cookies are not very attractive to look at & 2 teaspoons of almond extract is too a slightly bitter taste. They taste like chocolate brownies in a cookie! If I make them again I would leave out the almond & double the vanilla."

920 W Wrightwood Ave User ID: 7048504 81294
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

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tenatena User ID: 3617695 90255
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"These were very easy, and tasted delicious. I didn't have any almond extract, so I used a total of 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract instead."

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 80845
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Not happy with the turn out of these cookies. They are flat and look like cow pies! Taste good that is true but not exactly eye appealing."

Kekoskee User ID: 3491396 92363
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"I really like this cookie. It is a very moist cookie inside. I love the flavor of the almond and chocolate. I will be making it often."

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