Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chocolate almond spice cookies

One day I felt like baking, but didn't want to run to the store to buy any ingredients. I found this recipe for chocolate spice cookies, and I had just enough chocolate in the house to make a half batch.

The great thing about this recipe is that it's made entirely in the food processor, which means less dishes to wash. The dough is flavored with ground almonds, cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate and allspice.

cookie dough This is a slice and bake cookie, so the rolls of dough need to chill for a while before they're ready to bake. I added a sliced almond to the top of each cookie to make them more attractive.

chocolate almond spice cookiesI really liked the cookies - the cocoa and chocolate contribute a rich, complex flavor, and the allspice makes these unique. I put half of the dough in the freezer for another day, so I'll be baking these the next time I need another chocolate fix.

chocolate almond spice cookies

67 comments:

Mrs. LC said...

The almond sliver on top adds the cutest touch.

And I too love saving dough in the freezer - I used to make this huge batch of chocolate chip cookie dough in college and I would roll out little balls and freeze them. Then whenever friends were coming over for a late study night I could throw some in the oven and have fresh baked, homemade cookies at the snap of my fingers!

Wandering Coyote said...

I love the flavours! These look really good, and I love how you get recipes from Google Books! BIG-TIME money-saver.

Debinhawaii said...

I love how easy they are to make in the food processor and such a great combo of flavors too.

Selba said...

Yummy... love the ingredients chocolate and almond.

Sean said...

Love the teardrop shaped almond in the middle!

Heather said...

wow! those look so easy and delicious!

Soma said...

Sara you made them look so cute with the sliver of almond on the top:-)

Tracey said...

I love when a recipe doesn't dirty a million dishes! Your cookies look terrific - the sliced almond on top is a great touch!

Melissa said...

Spice cookies and chocolate, I've never had those two together but those look so good! :)

nutmegnanny said...

I love these cookies. I will have to try them:)

Lynda said...

These sound delicious, Sara- love the almond touch on top!
You sound like me; I hate to run to the store for an ingredient, so I'll halve a recipeor sub something else!

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious cookies and so pretty with the almond slivers on top!

Angie's Recipes said...

Wonderful pix! I can't help but keep repeating: great pictures!
Cookies made with chocolate and almonds would never fail me!


Angie's Recipes

Bridgett said...

The flavors sounds yummy! I would love to give this one a try soon.

Kerstin said...

They're so pretty with the almond slice on top and I love that you can whip them up with just a food processor!

Cheryl said...

Ohh Sarah I am making these tomorrow, they look rich and yummy!

LaDue & Crew said...

Yumolicious! I just love your pics ;-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What gorgeous cookies! They look so pretty and must taste wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Manggy said...

The cookies look so simple and elegant, and utterly delicious too :) I'm not sure how you resisted eating the chilled dough straightaway! :)

Donna-FFW said...

These look absolutely delicious. Id love to dip a few in my coffee right now.

girlichef said...

They're so pretty! I'm loving the spice & chocolate w/ almonds...I'm w/ Donna- I could use a couple with my coffee!

tastestopping said...

Those almonds look like little exclamation points on the cookies. Great idea to freeze, them, too. That way you don't feel obliged to eat the whole (half) batch at once, but it also doesn't go to waste (or waist!).

Best,
Casey
www.tastestopping.wordpress.com

Pearl said...

my mother adores one-pot/appliance cookies! less clean up ;)

stephchows said...

oh wicked yum!!! and love your addition of the sliced almond... without it these would look pretty sad :)

Alex said...

I KNEW there was a reason I always kept chocolate in the house - these cookies are it!

Jenna said...

These look and sound amazing. I love that you added a thin slice of almond to the top. They look beautiful.

♥Rosie♥ said...

I'm sold on these little beauties - wow what a great combo of flavours. The best is they appear easy to knock up a batch too :0)

Olga said...

Cute idea on adding a slice of almond!

Debbie said...

Great idea.....I like that you can mix it all up in the food processor. These must have great flavor too!

Reeni♥ said...

These sound scrumptious with the double dose of chocolate and spice! And how easy to use a food processor!

The Food Hunter said...

I love chocolate and almond. These look really good. I'm not sure I can wait the 4 hours to get them cold though :-)

City Chocolate Fountains said...

Wow they look so good. Thank you for a new and yummy idea. I am always looking for new dipping items!

Diana said...

I love when I have all the ingredients on hand and don't need to go to the store. Yesterday was an amazing day because I didn't have to buy any food! Sometimes I just get so sick of the market!

Monica H said...

They're so simple and pretty. I want one now!

oneshotbeyond said...

they look beautiful & elegant!

The Duo Dishes said...

The slice and bake method comes in handy when you need to do a fast dessert. Love the spice from allspice.

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

What a perfectly pretty cookie. I love that there's chocolate and spice... that's a winner in my book! Slice & bake cookies are so handy, too, to have around in the freezer--this is definitely going in my to-do file for Christmastime! They sound like they'd be great with a cup of hot cocoa!

Sara said...

I'm all for a recipe that doesn't dirty many dishes!

teresa said...

These look so yummy! They are so cute too!

Leslie said...

Thats always a plus when you dont have to run to the store to get stuff.
yummy cookies

Chef Fresco said...

Wow these look tasty. Superior photo too. What do you shoot with?

Elra said...

Hmmm Sara, this cookie look so delicious!

Claudia said...

Considering I will pay $2.79 for a chocolate-almond candy bar at my grocers - you know these sing to me. Will definitely do these. Love the almonds on top - so pretty!

Jan said...

Great ad-lib, Sara! I have to do this a lot as my nearest grocery store is 16 miles away.

Stacey said...

Wow, those look delicious! I could probably eat six or seven! :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

these are adorable!!!!!

foodcreate said...

Amazing ! These Chocolate Almond Cookies are so Tasty ! Perfect for Summers Pinic!

thanks for sharing your recipe:)


Have a Sunny Tuesday~

Sophie said...

Those chocolate & almond cookies look terrific!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMM,....Lovely!

Yasmeen said...

Scrumptious cookies with all my favorite ingredients :)

Katrina said...

These look great and tasty!

Ingrid said...

Despite the fact those are chocolate cookies the flavors sound really interesting.

Good call on the almond sliver.
~ingrid

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

You can never go wrong with chocolate and almond!

They look totally fantastic :D

Cheers!

Gera

The Food Addicts said...

great looking cookies! i just wanted to make sure you received your goody bag!

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Hi I am visiting ur blog for first time its very good nice cookies and good photos.

maris said...

I think it's so satisfying when you can bake anything without having to go to the store. It's good to ALWAYS have things like cocoa powder on hand, as I have often learned the hard way! :)

Marta said...

Nice and simple recipe, perfect for spontaneous baking!
I hope you're enjoying a lovely 4th of July!

Judy said...

They look delicious! Chocolate and spices go well together.

Natashya said...

So lovely and delicate, perfect for tea.

Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said...

I second that, perfect for tea, they look lush, yet simple. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Lorna Yee said...

Ooh those look divine!

Kevin said...

Those cookies look good!

Talita said...

Yummy, yummy! These cookies looks really delicious! I love almond!

Chef E said...

I actually took the time to make some cherry oatmeal cookies, rolled them in wax paper and cut them into perfect forms like yours...these sound divine!

♥Rosie♥ said...

What gorgeous cookies and the flavours are great combos. The almond is a great finishing touch on the top :0)

Celia said...

Yum!!! They look delicious! Love the photos and the recipe.

nora@ffr said...

choclate and almond is a perfect combo.. love the gorgeous pics :)
cheers!!

Christine Medifast said...

All I can say is... Mmmmm