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Chocolate Almond Wafers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 4-1/2 dozen

When my children were younger, we’d make dozens of cookies and candies each season. Then we’d pack up assortments and deliver them to our friends and family. These wafers were always a favorite. —Phyl Broich-Wessling, Garner, Iowa
Chocolate Almond Wafers Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup ground almonds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in sliced almonds.
  2. Shape dough into a 14-in. log; roll in ground almonds. Wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 60 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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