Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Chocolate Covered Almond Sugar Cookies

There are a number of things that Sam has claimed not to “like.” Meaning he’d never tried properly and given them a chance. Almonds are one of those things. He claimed to hate them. After I let him in on the fact that macarons are made with almond flour it softened him towards them a bit and then this cookie sealed the deal. There won’t be any more complaints about almonds from that guy any more.
Chocolate Covered Almond Sugar Cookies
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(For cookies)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons of cream cheese
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract
2 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
(For chocolate)
250 g semi sweet chocolate
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract

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Preheat oven to 350 F. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper so that the cookies don’t stick. 
Cream together the sugars, oil and butter.  Then stir in the egg, cream cheese, vanilla and almond. The dough will be very sticky at this point. 
In a separate bowl mix together the salt, flour and baking soda.  Slowly mix in the flour mixture into the butter mixture. A smooth dough will form. 
Make doughballs out of about 2 tablespoons of dough and place them at least 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. When they are just starting to turn golden take them out of the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack.
Whilst your cookies are cooling make your chocolate ganache. Chop up your chocolate and put it in a heat proof bowl with your vanilla. Pour your heavy cream into a saucepan and heat it until it is gently simmering. Then pour it over the chocolate. Let it set for at least 30 seconds before you begin stirring. Stir until no lumps of chocolate remain and everything is melted. Let the ganache cool for an hour if you want to pipe it on top of the cookies.

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Not the most beautiful cookie but it’s filled with flavour!


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  • Wait are these like those cookies you would get at Chinese restaurants back in the 90’s alongside your fortune cookie? I loved those!
    Also Fredrik used to hate so many foods he readily eats now like mushrooms. My theory is that my mother in law just cooked them bad but I am not biased or anything 😉

    • I don’t know these cookies of which you speak!!!! But I wish I did. New Mexico didn’t have tons of Chinese restaurant options back then though so that could have something to do with it! x

  • I think I’m going to move out of my house and setup shop beside your oven. Seriously.

  • You must always have visitors with all those yummy treats your baking! Sounds like you need your own adorable bakery in London!

    • Ha, it was the easiest way to make Sam’s cast mates like me during the last play 😉 x

      • Jan’s colleagues LOVE me because I provide them with sweet treats every few months 😉

  • Hahaha noooo! You must enjoy the almonds for they are both healthy AND delicious 😉 x

    This is my favourite thing you’ve shared so far, food-wise. I need to borrow you from Sam… indefinitely.

    • Hehe thanks Kate! We could send Dan and Sam on a man date and then we could hang out doing nice things like eating cookies, playing games and drinking wine? x

  • oh man yum. Saving this for later!

  • Oh yum1 These look so good. I’m not sure where I’d get almond extract from in Germany though.

    My dad can’t stand almonds… but he also hates marzipan and anything chrry flavoured.

    • I’ve been doing some googling and apparently the Dr. Oetker brand sells almond extract in Germany, but usually stores only stock up around the holidays as it can be used in Christmas Stollen? This has also just led me to read an article on the history of the almond in Germnay. Which was weirdly fascinating. Unfortunately, I can’t think of any great substitutes in this instance 🙁 x

  • Oh my gosh! I am saving this recipe – these just look delicious!! I must say – I kind of disagree though, I think the cookies are super cute and pretty 🙂

    • Ha! Bless you for saying that. Although if the spirit of full disclosure I eat the ugly ones first so that I can save the best of the batch for photos. Blogging. What a weird thing! x

  • Any cookie with icing is okay by me! I have this weird feeling though.. You and Sam are grossly obese and you just use pictures of “amanda” and “sam” in London… Those two people are actually your beautiful room mates.. They are beginning to get suspicious .. why are those two always taking pictures of us, everywhere we go??

    • HA! To be honest, we usually only have one (okay maybe two) cookies/cupcakes/slices of deliciousness a day. I post normal size quantities in recipes, but I scale the numbers down when I am baking for just the two of us. Also the flip side of this is that I try to only eat salads and veggies for lunch to balance a cupcake (or two) x

  • Ohhh my gosh these look soo amazing! I want to try them today! Bookmarking this page! x

    <(`) Hoda || JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

  • This looks SO good! My husband the same way! When we first started dating there were several things that he “claimed” he did not like but after he had them prepared different ways he changed his tune 🙂 He has learned to just say I’ve never tired that and I’ll try some of your’s as opposed to “I don’t like” 🙂

    • Yes! I’m so glad that someone else has had this experience. (It was frustrating at first, right?!) x

  • Heavenly. As usual. Great, now my stomach won’t stop growling.

    • Well after reading your blog yesterday I can’t stop thinking about warm places so we’ll call it even? 😉 x

  • I don’t know… those cookies look pretty beautiful to me! They sound delish, too. If Sam decides to not like almonds again, please send extras my way 😉

  • putri

    The chocolate looks yummy 😀


  • These look so yummy – as usual!