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Almond Chocolate Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

6-1/2 dozen

With crisp outsides and brownie-like insides, these cookies were a big hit when my 5 year-old son took a batch to share at preschool. In fact, kids of all ages love them.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 105 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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