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Toffee Almond Sandies Recipe

Toffee Almond Sandies Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:72 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 large 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

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.

Reviews for Toffee Almond Sandies

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"Every year when I bake my xmas cookies I try a few new ones only the best make it to be a tradition these fit the bill I thought they were awesome!!! Thank you for sharing"

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"I have made these cookies for several years - one of my Christmas favorites. I didn't have whole wheat flour the first time I made them so I substituted regular white flour. That's what I use every time and they are still good. Love the idea of freezing the balls for baking later."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"Great recipe! I love the texture and the taste and the fact that they weren't dry like some sandies recipes I've tried. I made the dough up ahead of time, rolled it into balls and froze them and then just baked what I needed. I like that it makes a big batch, too!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"I melted chocolate chips and drizzled a small amount on each cookie"

Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"I LOVE this recipe and have made it many times since it came out in 1998. It makes a big batch so I freeze some for later.

Over the years I've made some changes to make a lower fat pecan version. Here's what I did: substitue butter flavor shortening for butter (you may need to add a few drops of water to make the cookie dough easy to handle), substitute 1 cup of chopped pecans for the 2 cups of almonds. I've even skipped rolling the dough in sugar without my family missing the extra sugar.
I encourage everyone to give Toffee Almond Sandies a try, one of the best cookies I've ever tasted."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"These cookies are wonderful. I also make them at Christmas. They are now a family favorite."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I make these every Christmas and everyone loves them!!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"Oh my word! These are the best cookies of all time! They are light and crispy and buttery... everything good sandies are supposed to be. They are delicious and after making them once they became the family favorite cookie. Thank you Alice for sharing your wonderful recipe with the rest of us. You rock! :)"

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