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Toffee Almond Sandies

These crispy classics are loaded with crunchy chopped toffee and almonds, so there's no doubt as to why they're my husband's favorite cookie. I used to bake them in large batches when our four sons still lived at home. Now I whip them up for the grandchildren! —Alice Kahnk, Kennard, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 12 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped almonds
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the oil, eggs and extract. Combine the flours, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds and toffee bits.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 68 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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