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Toffee Almond Sandies

 Toffee Almond Sandies
Crisp and loaded with goodies, these are my husband's favorite cookies. I used to bake them in large batches when our four sons still lived at home. Now I whip them up for our grandchildren. -Alice Kahnk, Kennard, Nebraska
72 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped almonds
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the oil, eggs and extract. Combine the flours, baking soda, cream
  • of tartar and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in almonds and toffee bits.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking
  • sheets and flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes
  • or until lightly browned. Yield: about 12 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 130 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.