Chocolate almond cookies

My four year old and I have just made these.  A very good friday afternoon treat.  They are chewy and distinctly almondy and definitely chocolatey.  I think next time I make them I might add a few drops of almond extract instead of the vanilla extract to really draw out the almond taste.

Makes about 10-12, depending on how generous you are with the spoonfuls.

125g butter
50g muscovado sugar
50g caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g wholemeal spelt flour
80g ground almonds
20g cocoa
½ tsp baking powder

40g good quality chocolate, melted, to drizzle over the top

Method

Melt the butter in a small pan.  Place the sugars in a bowl.  Pour the melted butter over the sugars and mix well. Add the egg and the vanilla extract and mix again.  Tip in the flour, almonds, cocoa and baking powder and mix again.  It will be quite sloppy.  Place spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.  These cookies spread a lot so leave plenty of space between them.  Bake in a preheated oven at 180°c, gas mark 4 for 8-10 minutes.  Leave on the tin for a few minutes to harden and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  Drizzle with the melted chocolate.

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14 responses to “Chocolate almond cookies

  1. They are HUGE!!!! A Friday afternoon treat indeed ;0)

  2. They will set you up nicely for the weekend!

  3. What a wonderful afternoon activity for you to enjoy with your little one.
    Your cookies look brilliant.
    🙂 Mandy

  4. Mmmm, generous spoonfuls sound good to me.

  5. Beautiful! I love the chocolate drizzle on top! 🙂

  6. Your chocolate drizzled chocolate almond cookies look like real winners, my friend!!
    MMMMMMMMMMMM,…divine food!

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