Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Hunks Of Delicious Chocolate And Almonds

Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

John used to rationalize that these cookies were good for him, mostly because they contain a bit of whole wheat flour and almonds. Since they are so easy to whip up I've never argued with him on that one, but the one small change I made was to buy semi-sweet baking squares and haphazardly chop them up to throw in the batter instead of chocolate chips. The result is a cookie full of hunks of chocolate or almond, substantial enough to be a snack if you need one.  Never mind the amount of sugar, of course; these are cookies we're talking about, not kale chips. I've continued to make these for the past 20 years, but have since lost the recipe and can't recall where I happened to get it from.  If anyone recognizes it, let me know so I can properly credit.

Ingredients:

1 cup melted butter
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
8-10 oz semi sweet chocolate squares, chopped
1 cup chopped almonds

  Preheat oven to 350 F.

  In a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine sugar and melted butter. Beat in eggs, and then scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. In a different bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer running on low, add to the butter mixture until combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks and the almonds. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart, and bake for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown and set in the middle.

  Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 2 1/2 - 3 dozen

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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