Almond Flour Cookies

I got this recipe from a friend, who got it from here: The Wannabe Chef. My husband has been requesting cookies made with something other than all-purpose flour, so I tried these. He loved them! I have modified the recipe a bit as I go through:

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup butter (let it sit at room temperature so it can soften)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I use white, and I sometimes use up to 1/3 cup to make it a bit sweeter)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (I use salt if I use unsalted butter. If I use salted butter, I don’t add much salt except maybe a pinch)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (This is where I deviate from the original recipe–I split the vanilla extract with a 50/50 ratio of vanilla to almond)
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar (I added this ingredient)

Directions:

In a bowl, cream the sugar and butter, and add the egg slowly. Add the flour, salt (if using), vanilla and almond extract, and baking soda. Mix! Add the chocolate chips and walnuts at this point. Drop the dough 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet (I press the dough down to make flattened circles). Bake at 375F for 12-15 minutes. I have found that the perfect crunchy-on-the-outside and soft-on-the-inside consistency is achieved when I bake them for 14 minutes.

Almond cookies

Here is a brighter picture:

IMG_2334Almond Cookies

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