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)
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 🙂
Can you substitute almond flavoring for almond paste?
Those cookies look delicious and I can’t wait to try them!
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!
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.
I love using the nut butters in cookies!
These look amazing is it sad that I want them now and its breakfast lol
I picked up some of the almond paste last night at Target… going to bake these today!
These are scrumptious looking, then again almond is always a joy 🙂
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!
Yes, please!! LOL
Ooooooo – almond paste in chocolate chip cookies – what a fabulous idea!!!
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.
I’ve never used almond paste before, so this gives me a great reason to try it! Looks and sounds delicious!
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!
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!
These look like fantastic/perfect ccc’s! The almond sounds de-lish!
I think that’s a great idea! Can’t wait to try it!
Ohhh, I am totally in love with this recipe! Now I just have to find almond paste around our small town.
Ok, you’re a genius! I always have almond paste on hand. I cannot wait to try this!
Mmmm, almonds. I would have never thought of using almond paste in a cookie. Great idea!
These look especially good. I love the idea of adding almond paste to cookies.
wow I can see the excitement in the picture this cookie is totally awesome!~ Great idea cant wait to try`
How about almond butter (like peanut butter but with almonds) instead of the paste?
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!!
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!
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 🙂
Making another batch today. So you use a whole TABLEspoon of vanilla?
Can marzipan be a susbstitute for almond paste? Thanks!
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.
Yes, it can.
yeah, you can use marzipan as a substitute for almond paste but if you do make sure to use less sugar – marzipan’s sweeter.
Those look delicious. Right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk. Can’t wait to try it.
Finally! A reason to buy that almond paste!
These look absolutely scrumptious!
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…
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.
They look perfect! I can’t wait to try them!
wow, these cookies are surely delicious!!!!
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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!!
I never though of putting any almond flavoring into a cookie! Brilliant!
These cookies look really delicious. I would love to try but I have not seen almond paste here. Have to hunt frther.
I would recommend doing a little hunting!! You’ll love these!
What a brilliant idea! I love almond paste (a little bit too much.) These cookies must be unbelievably addicting. 🙂
I have never thought of putting almond paste into a chocolate chip cookie. Great idea!