Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Toasted Almond & White Chocolate Chip Cookies


Today’s offering is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes: Toasted Almond & White Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oh my goodness! They’re so delightful. Rich, chewy, that luxurious almond flavor…and best of all, when they’re baking, they fill the kitchen with a wonderful aroma.

I’ve made these before with just a splash of Amaretto added to the dough, and it makes them almost too delicious for words. But the basic recipe is wonderful, too—give it a try both ways!
2 sticks melted butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons almond extract
1-1/2 teaspoon Amaretto (optional)
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
3 oz. slivered almonds
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place almonds in a pan over medium heat. Toast and turn until toasted. Your nose will let you know when they are done. Don't walk away from them, because as soon as you do, they will burn!
Using a stand or hand mixer. beat melted butter and sugars u til thoroughly combined. Slowly beat in egg, egg yolk, almond extract and Amaretto.
Place dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine, then slowly add them to the wet ingredients. When completely blended, fold in chips and toasted almond slivers.
Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon scoop teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Allow cookies to cool for about 3 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
The homegrilz love eating these cookies. And you will, too!

61 comments:

Penny said...

Oh my goodness. I just bought almond extract for my almond puff coffee cake. I HAVE to make these cookies. Thanks Katerine.

April said...

Hi Katherine!
I'm visiting from SITS! My hubby and I met and married in Knoxville...love that area! I'd go back in a heartbeat! Those cookies sound and look scrumptious! Have a super day!

Robin said...

Oh yum.....thanks for sharing.

Have a beautiful day.

Kathy said...

Lovely photo! Can't wait to try!

Merrianne said...

i think i can smell those cookies through my computer screen!!!
yumm!!!

i KNOW i am going to make these soon!!!

April said...

Katherine, these cookies look delish! Just send me a couple over with my coffee, thanks! :)

doggybloggy said...

it always feels funny to say this but here goes anyway - nice cookies!

JodieMo said...

I'm sure I've told you about my cookie weakness. You temptress!

gigi said...

Well you know me and cookies! Just got to try this recipe either today or tomorrow. Taking dinner to two different families tonight and tomorrow night. I think that they would love these. You are right about almond smelling so good when it is baking.
Hey you, did you take that picture??? That is really a great picture. I'm smiling :))

Dawn said...

I bet the amaretto is fantastic in this. Almonds & white choco, a good combo. I haven't made cookies for a while. I have some cashews sitting around asking to be put in a batter LOL

Cathy said...

These look great! I'm not usually a white chocolate fan, but recently had some higher end white chocolate that I really liked.

Greg C said...

Katherine I am trying to diet here you know. This doesn't cut it at all. I want some.

Heidi said...

WOW!!! Those look so good. Almonds are my favorite, but I never think to add them into cookies.

Life'sJourney said...

GOODNESSS!!!! This dough is calling my name!! I can't imagine what the cookie itself will do to me... yikes!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

girlichef said...

Yes, these DO looks amazing...and with that extra little splash of goodness...OH MY! :P

Selba said...

I really like the way you took the picture of the cookies, so nice :)

Bunny said...

Katherine these look fantastic, you can see how soft they are and if they look soft they're gonna be chewy. YES!!!! My kinda cookie!!

Kristen said...

I'm definately adding these to my cookie repetoire - I'm a sucker for white chocolate anything mmm.

Pearl said...

Hi Katherine - oh those cookies are packaged too prettily to eat :)

Mary said...

I perked right up when I saw white chocolate. I know I'll be making these. They sound divine.

5 Star Foodie said...

ooo, almonds and white chocolate and amaretto too - excellent! i would love these!

Claudia said...

Oh - all my favorite flavors. You just made two college kids very happy!

Netts Nook said...

Almonds and White Chocolate works for me put on the coffee.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Oh my, those look sooo good! I will have to make some white chocolate soon.

burpandslurp said...

how lovely! I shall bookmark these for times when I wanna bake some gifts for friends!

Elra said...

Scrumptious, almond and chocolate always go well together.

Debbie said...

They look wonderful Katherine! I am always on the look out for another cookie recipe...I absolutely LOVE cookies!!!

Pam said...

They look fantastic and pretty. I just made cookies using white chocolate and I loved them.

Lynda said...

These are gorgeous looking cookies! I love almonds so I'll have to try these for sure!

jenjen said...

Those look wonderful! What a wonderful present too tied up with a bow!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

XOOX
Jen

Susan D said...

Katerine, Those look so scrumptious. I'll be glad to when power is restored so I can start cooking again. Blessings, SusanD

tamilyn said...

Could you send a couple my way with a big glass of milk?

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words about my iPhone polaroids. Your photographs are terrific. You definitely have a "good eye". I like the close ups of the cookies, and the beater and whipping cream photo.

Thanks for the recipe. White chocolate is one of my favorites and I can't wait to try your cookies and the white chocolate mousse.

Debbie said...

Did you know for every splash of amaretto in the cookie, you should put one in your glass? Just a helpful hint.

buffalodick said...

They sound great! Up here, it's the Macadamia nut/white chocolate.. I once did a cookie for a party that had white chocolate, macadamia nuts, coconut, and dried pineapple- we called it the diva cookie!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very pretty and surely hyper delicious! These cookies must taste heavenly!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cairo Typ0 said...

I have only one thing to say about this recipe: foodgasm!! These sound sooo good! I'm going to have to break into my friend's flat and steal her oven so i can bake these. **drool**

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are for me, yes? Thanks so much!

Katy ~ said...

Oh (fainting) I need these!

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

You have just combined two of my favorite things... and then you used the magic word - amaretto!
WOW!

Chef E said...

I have been on a sweet kick this week, and now these delish cookies are calling out my name...Thanks!

Natashya said...

Delish! They look so pretty with their little ribbon.

Sweta said...

Can these offerings be couriered to me?????? Please........ :)
They look awesome!!

Andrea said...

My goodness those look good! And I love the little ribbon in the photo...beautiful contrast! Can't wait to try these cookies! Thanks Katherine!

Reeni♥ said...

They look soft and sweet and so delicious. Just the way I love em!

Hornsfan said...

These look like perfection, I can only imagine how wonderful they are fresh from the oven!

Donna-FFW said...

I am so making these cookies.. LOVE toasted coconut and you can't beat the convenience of melted butter in a cookie recipe:)

Mimi said...

Those sound amazing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog & helping to make my SITS day special!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Do you ship?

These look awesome!

Steph said...

Those cookies look delicious!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this sounds so good with the amaretto in thr dough!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Oh. Yum. :)

Marguerite said...

These look sinfully delicious, Katherine. I use almond extract in all of my baked goods. Such a nice flavor. And your photographs are amazing!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM.....Katherine! I love these lovely cookies! So delcious & tasty looking!!

Darius T. Williams said...

OH My - these are some FANTASTIC looking cookies!

Bridgett said...

Oh my, a splash of amaretto? I would be hooked in an instant plus I would get my son to enjoy them with the white chocolate. I love the plum colored ribbon as well as it makes the whole photo cheery.

Justin said...

the amaretto is a nice touch

Pam said...

Well, of course the recipe is wonderful, it has 2 sticks of butter and white chocolate. Duh!

Jude said...

Such a nice call on the amaretto. It probably smells as good as it looks.

teresa said...

I love any type of cookie, and i love the idea of the amaretto, yummmy!

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