Thursday, August 26, 2010

Double Chocolate Almond Cookies

Before I tell you this recipe, I must warn you: DO NOT MAKE THESE COOKIES. They are incredibly delicious and addictive. You cannot eat just one. or three. or four...  You've been warned.
Seriously - these may be the best cookies I've ever had. I saw the Barefoot Contessa make them on her show and had to try them for myself. WOW.


  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder (i used hershey's and it was fine)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark or light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped (*** don't omit these!)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and mix together. Add the flour mixture and continue mixing until just combined.
Add the chocolates and almonds and mix until combined. Using two tablespoons or a small ice cream scoop, drop the dough two inches apart on sheet pans lined with parchment. Bake for 15 minutes.
Cool the cookies on the cookie sheets. The cookies should be very soft when they are removed from the oven. They will firm up as they cool.

Yield: 4 dozen

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