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Almond Drops

My family - all of whom are self-proclaimed chocoholics - can't get enough of these rich cookies. My sister-in-law shared the recipe and believes their success lies in beating the butter and sugar very well.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in almonds.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 165 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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