Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe

3 1/2 dozen cookies


1 cupbutter or margarine, softened (250 mL)
1 cupgranulated sugar (250 mL)
1 egg (1)
1/2 tspalmond extract (2 mL)
1/2 tspvanilla (2 mL)
2 cupsall-purpose flour (500 mL)
1/2 cupHERSHEY'S Cocoa (125 mL)
1/4 tspbaking powder (1 mL)
1/4 tspbaking soda (1 mL)
1/8 tspsalt (0.5 mL)
1 cupCHIPITS Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips (250 mL)
Additional granulated sugar
Slivered blanched almonds


    1. Heat oven to 350°F (180°C).

    2. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat until creamy.

    3. In medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating to form smooth dough.

    4. Stir in mini chocolate chips. If necessary, refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.

    5. Shape dough into 1-1/8-inch balls (3 cm); roll in sugar. Place about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place three slivered almonds on top of each ball; press slightly.

    6. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Let cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Let cool completely.

    Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies.
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