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Almond Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:39 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 105 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.