Double Chocolate Almond Cookies AND a Giveaway


**Giveaway has ended**

There are many perks to being a food blogger and one of them is getting to try wonderful products and cookbooks. I was recently contacted by Tate’s Bake Shopto host a giveaway on my site. I received some wonderful cookies that were buttery, crisp, and so delicious as well as a great cookbook filled with bread, muffin, cookie, and cake recipes. We all enjoyed the cookies and I really enjoyed the beautiful cookbook. It’s filled with excellent recipes that I am so excited to try. The first recipe to catch my eye was this cookie recipe. They were a HUGE hit with my husband and children. They are extremely rich and decadent – perfect for my chocolate loving family.

Double Chocolate Almond Cookies:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King
 
  • 2 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla then mix well. Add the flour mixture and mix until it’s just combined. Add the chocolate chips and almonds. Mix them until they are combined.

Spoon cookie dough onto the baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake them for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes to allow the cookies to set. Enjoy!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


 

Giveaway:

Tate’s Bake Shop is offering a giveaway to my readers. The lucky winner will receive a gift-pack with three different types of cookies as well as a copy of the Tate’s Bake Shop cookbook. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment. If you want extra chances to win this giveaway, simply become a fan of Tate’s Facebook page. Be sure to check out Tate’s Bake Shop website to see all of their wonderful products. If you decide to buy some goodies, make sure to use the discount code “cookies” to receive 15% off of your order valid through December 31, 2010. I’ll announce the winner of the giveaway on Wednesday’s post. Good luck!!

 

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