Almond Lovers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almost Friday, wahoo!! To get our “almost” weekend off to a good start, I’ve made one of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve had in a LONG time, in my humble opinion 🙂

While I was strolling the baking isle a couple weeks ago I stopped at this almond paste that often catches my eye. I quickly bought myself a box and created these “Almond Lover’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Now, I will tell you, the almond flavor is not immediately noticeable, but the texture of these cookies is near perfect! I’m talking perfectly crispy on the outside and ultra chewy on the inside. The kids gobbled them up as well as the adults!

Alright, enough talking from me, go pick up a box of almond paste to try these out for yourselves!!

Almond Lovers Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks softened butter

3/4 Cup granulated sugar

3/4 Cup brown sugar

3 oz Odense Pure Almond Paste (package is 6 oz, I just cut in right in half)

2 eggs

1 Tablespoon vanilla

2 1/2 Cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

12 oz bag chocolate chips

3/4 Cup chopped almonds (opt. I didn’t add them, but they would be great!)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until well combined, light and fluffy. Add the almond paste in pieces until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.

2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips. Mix until just combined. Scoop onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet with a medium cookie scoop. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden crisp on the outside. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

about 3 dozen cookies


Have a great weekend!! Come back soon 🙂

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64 Responses
  1. Nastassia (LetMeEatCake)

    MMM almond choc chip cookies sound so good. I just discovered almost paste at the market and I justed used it in a cake, i’m sure it will make for one delicious cookie!

  2. Steph

    I LOVE almond and chocolate chip cookies. I bet these taste amazing!! I am going to make these ASAP. I just need to stop by Publix and get the almond paste! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beth

    Hi Jenny!

    I just saw you on The Food Network Chicken Challenge. You looked great! (I don’t know what those judges were thinking about undercooked meat…they apparently can’t see.)

    So excited for you!

  4. Andrea

    Those look and sound yummy! Now where can I find this almond paste? Jeopardy music playing in the background. LOL! I’ll check my local grocery store but might have to got to a speciality shop.

  5. Jane

    I’ve never used almond paste before, so this gives me a great reason to try it! Looks and sounds delicious!

  6. Tammy

    This is going to sound so lame … but I want to make these WITHOUT the almonds and almond paste! Should I substitute with something else? Or will I just get a perfect chocolate chip cookie with the remaining ingredients? Thanks!

  7. Kaitlin

    Great photos. These sound absolutely fantastic. I always see those boxes of almond paste in the baking isle and have never really been sure of their applications. Thanks for the great idea!

  8. Crystal's Cozy Kitchen

    Ohhh, I am totally in love with this recipe! Now I just have to find almond paste around our small town.

  9. pegasuslegend

    wow I can see the excitement in the picture this cookie is totally awesome!~ Great idea cant wait to try`

    1. Jenny

      Hi Twyla,
      I’ve used almond butter in cookies before and it makes for a great cookie, but I’m not sure if it would work in place of the almond paste. Totally different ingredients. Now I’m craving almond butter cookies!!

  10. Sara

    Oh my gosh – I just have to ask, because I know you live in OC too – did you get this at Albertson’s? I just got some almond paste by Odense there a few weeks ago!

    1. Jenny

      Hi Sara,
      I actually picked it up at Gelson’s right across the street! Funny, because I don’t usually shop there. You’ll have to let me know if you give these a try 🙂

    1. Jenny

      Hi Mariel,
      Since I haven’t worked much with Marzipan, I am not quite sure 🙁 Wish I could be of more help. You can always order almond paste online if you are having trouble finding it at your grocery store.

      1. Kaitlin

        yeah, you can use marzipan as a substitute for almond paste but if you do make sure to use less sugar – marzipan’s sweeter.

  11. Kimm Geria

    Those look delicious. Right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk. Can’t wait to try it.

  12. Ally @ Sweet & Savory

    Now, these look like my type of cookies! So the almond flavoring was right in the baking aisle? Not sure, if I’ve ever seen it…

    1. Jenny

      Hi Ally,
      Yes, right smack dab in the middle of your baking isle. Ask an employee if you still can’t find it. I’m sure Sur La Table and William Sonoma sell it too.

  13. Sibylle

    wow, these cookies are surely delicious!!!!
    greetings from French speaking Switzerland,

  14. Sinful Southern Sweets

    Oh my, you have no idea how much I simply adore almond flavored…well anything almond flavored! I’ve never considered it in a chocolate chip cookie. I love it!!

  15. MaryMoh

    These cookies look really delicious. I would love to try but I have not seen almond paste here. Have to hunt frther.

  16. Valerina

    What a brilliant idea! I love almond paste (a little bit too much.) These cookies must be unbelievably addicting. 🙂

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