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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Almond Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chicken Legs had to go out of town last week for training, so I decided to surprise him with some cookies when he got home.  (I'm not really that nice; I was bored hanging out by myself with the cats and needed something to do.)  I looked in the pantry and saw that I had sliced almonds and toffee bits.  I decided to make almond toffee chocolate chip cookies.  It was the perfect for us because it combined my love of almonds and Chicken Legs love of cookies.

These cookies are wonderful!  We absolutely loved them!  You can really taste the almond extract in them, but it isn't overwhelming.  It was perfect - in my opinion.  We loved the crunch from the toffee and almonds.  We ate way too many of these.  I shared a few with some people at work and they didn't take any home to share with their family.  I think that says it all....






Almond Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Printable Recipe)

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp salt
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
6 oz sliced almonds
8 oz toffee bits

Preheat oven to 375.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and almond extracts in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir in chocolate chips, toffee and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.



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9 comments:

  1. Everything about these sound wonderful!

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  2. Look good, you didn't have to tell him you were bored.....

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  3. I really love the little dish you featured in this post. Where did you get it from?

    - SunnyGurl

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  4. Mmmm, those look good! I love almonds too, never thought to put them in cookies, must try it out

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  5. Mmmm these sound delicious! I'm a big toffee and almond lover!

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  6. Nom nom. It's odd but I don't make cookies very often. This recipe could change that!

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  7. I LOVE anything with almond extract! I'm definitely going to make these...I think I have some Heath bars in my freezer I could chop up :)

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  8. Love the flavor combo you've got going on in these cookies. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

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  9. These cookies look great, and I LOVE your dish! How cute!

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