Almond Cookies with Chocolate Filling Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

Look at that, we survived another week.

and for that, I say we deserve a cookie. or five…

Typically I fill these with an apricot or berry preserve, which to me tastes almost like a breakfast cookie. It’s a very simple cookie.

I decided to liven it up with some chocolate. Personally, the darker the better. Even with chocolate, I’d still eat these for breakfast, but maybe after my smoothie. Less guilt that way.

These would be a great addition to your  table or perhaps the perfect treat for a rainy day.

What on your cooking or baking agenda this weekend?

 

Happy Good Friday and Easter weekend!

 

Almond Cookies with Dark Chocolate Filling

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond meal
  • 3/4 cup turbinado sugar – or light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup dark or milk chocolate – chips, bars, squares, etc.

Optional – I’ve also filled the cookies with berry preserves & it’s delicious.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together almond meal, sugar, and salt. Add in egg whites, vanilla and almond extract; mix until a ball forms.

With a small ice cream scoop [or wet hands], scoop about a tablespoons of the dough into little balls. Place on prepared baking sheet(s) and flatten slightly with your finger tips or palm of your hand. Use the bottom of a 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.

Bake about 15-18 minutes or until light golden. Remove and let cool about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Meanwhile, melt chocolate [or warm jam] over low heat or in microwave until it’s easy to spoon. Carefully, spoon the chocolate or jam filling into each cookie. Let set for about 5 minutes and then enjoy!

 

Makes about 24

*gluten-free *dairy-free – depending on chocolate


Adapted by Martha Stewart

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  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    Lisa these look so good! I love little cookies that can be filled with all kinds of great stuff….like chocolate! 

  • http://sreebindu.blogspot.in/ Sreebndu

    That looks delicious :) yumm..
    xoxo
    http://sreebindu.blogspot.in/ 

  • http://warmvanillasugar.com/ Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These are little pockets of heaven!

  • http://www.heathersdish.com/ Heather

    i’m bookmarking this and making it this weekend…they look TOO good!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    These look fantastic!! I’m sure I would love them with jam but I think they sound even better with dark chocolate… but then again, what doesn’t?! I also have some almond meal just sitting in my pantry waiting to be used, so this is fab!

  • Stephanie Caprino

    Would it be possible to do a substitute for sugar?  I do Paleo and I would love to try to eliminate the sugar and only get the sweetness from the chocolate…wishful thinking?

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    These look fantastic, Lisa! Hope you are having a great week :)

  • http://www.sprinklejoy.net/ Liz Tesar

    I love these flavors – what fun cookies!

  • http://fooddoodles.com/ Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Beautiful cookies!  I love how simple they are, and so adaptable! I’m bookmarking this one for sure :D

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t suggest replacing the sugar for these, might be challenging to enjoy, but let me test some ‘sugar-free’ recipes for you! You can do bananas and dates right?

  • http://cookieandkate.com/ Kate

    These look so tasty! Love that short ingredient list. I’m a dark chocolate girl myself, but I believe you when you say that they are wonderful with jam as well.

  • Ana

    Those look delicious! My husband loves everything almond – I have to try these soon :)

  • http://thefauxmartha.com/ Melissa // thefauxmartha

    This might be one of my favorite shots ever!

  • Anonymous

    This looks AMAZING!

  • Maya

    What is almond meal? Anyone know where to find it?

  • Anonymous

    It’s basically raw blanched almonds ground into a fine powder.

    I buy the bobs redmill brand – found at Whole Foods or natural markets or online [usually in bulk] http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-16-Ounce-Packages/dp/B000EDG598

    Or you can make your own! http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/glutenfreeingredient1/ht/makealmondmeal.htm