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Almond White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond White Chocolate Chip Cookies a sweet treat to share with your co-workers, friends and family.

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Ok, don’t hate me, but as you’re reading this sentence (well, depending on what time you’re reading this), I’m likely in a car driving down to Miami.


Yes, finally, I’m on vacation. This has been so long awaited. We got into West Palm Beach last night. Took a flight right after work. You should’ve seen me checking the clock at work.

Jason and I are visiting my aunt who lives here. She has been begging us to come down since J and I started dating and we never had the chance due to lack of vacation days or prior commitments. At the beginning of this year, we made it a point to set aside a few days of vacation so we could come down to visit my aunt & spend quality time with her since she’s by herself. The best part of it all? We had free plane tickets with our miles and my aunt’s friend owns a beachfront condo in Miami and is letting J & I stay in it for 2 days.


Uh, bad ass. I also will be eating an exorbitant amount of food and taking pictures of it all, I hope. So, hopefully I’ll have a West Palm Beach/Miami picture post to put up when I get back :)

Okay, so appropriately enough that I’m in Florida, I made cookies. 2 dozen cookies + Julie + bikini = rut roh. Yeah, not good. BUT c’est la vie! These cookies were amazing.

Do you guys know Maria, the cookie queen? Of course, y’all do! Well, recently she put out an e-book, Cookie Cravings, which you can order here, and there are so many delicious creations in there. A lot of familiar food bloggers make an appearance too with their recipes! Anyway, I came across her blueberry almond cookies and I just knew I had to make them. I didn’t have blueberries nor almond paste so I slightly adapted the recipe and it still turned out marvelous :)

The almond flavor isn’t overpowering but it’s there and you can taste it and the white chocolate chips with that almond flavor is just such a great combination. I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as J & I did and so did our coworkers!


Almond White Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
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Serves: 2½ dozen
 
Ingredients:
  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix until smooth.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in white chocolate chips with a spatula.
  6. Scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets with a medium sized cookie scoop, placing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown on the outside.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to wire cooling rack to cool completely.

 

34 COMMENTS

  1. 04/25/2012 at 6:20 am

    These cookies look amazing, Maria is a cookie-wizard!

    Hope you have a wonderful vacation lovely, I’d give anything to be in Florida right now! xo

  2. 04/25/2012 at 7:09 am

    The texture of these look PERFECT!

  3. 04/25/2012 at 7:34 am

    wait, you’re in miami? how did we not realize + coordinate – i’ll be there all day tomorrow + part of friday before D + I head to the bahamas for our anniversary trip! we should totally arrange a meet up! oh, + it goes without saying that these cookies look delicious!

  4. Have fun! Cookies look great! :)

  5. 04/25/2012 at 7:58 am

    have so much fun in Miami!!

    I love that subtle almond flavor, i will definitely have to give these a try!

  6. 04/25/2012 at 8:09 am

    These look amazingly delicious! Have a great time on your vacation!!! :D #jealous

  7. 04/25/2012 at 9:09 am

    Have a fantastic time!! I can’t wait to see all of the pictures :)

  8. 04/25/2012 at 9:13 am

    Have a great time! These cookies look great! :)

  9. 04/25/2012 at 9:32 am

    These look perfect Julie! Love me some early mornin’ cookies :) xoxo

  10. 04/25/2012 at 10:01 am

    Mmm, I love white chocolate chips in cookies–the sweetness is right up my alley. Have a fabulous time on vacation!! Soak up some sun for me. :)

  11. 04/25/2012 at 10:34 am

    These sound amazing! I’m in such a cookie mood lately!

  12. 04/25/2012 at 10:38 am

    Oh girl! These look perfect! White chocolate is my favorite! I prefer it over anything!! Mmm these will be making an appearance in my kitchen!! We are cookie fiends around here!!

  13. 04/25/2012 at 10:42 am

    I love almond cookies, and the white chocolate chips look so cute inside these cookies, can you send me some pretty please?

  14. 04/25/2012 at 10:42 am

    This is torture! I’m on my bikini diet (starting today) for Miami :) Enjoy your time in FL!

  15. 04/25/2012 at 11:24 am

    Tell my beloved West Palm “hi” for me and enjoy the sunshine! :)

  16. 04/25/2012 at 11:39 am

    I knew white chocolate is underrated. Love these cookies! Enjoy your vacation, Julie!

  17. 04/25/2012 at 11:56 am

    Have a great vacation. I will eat cookies instead. These look awesome!

  18. 04/25/2012 at 12:17 pm

    Enjoy your vacay! And yes, I am crazy jealous! I can’t remember the last time I had a vacation that wasn’t us moving across the country. ;)

    The cookies look delicious. I love white chocolate and I love anything with almond extract. These are my dream cookies!

  19. 04/25/2012 at 12:53 pm

    Hope you’re having a great time in FL! These cookies look fab!

  20. 04/25/2012 at 1:42 pm

    Oooh these do look lovely! Have a fun trip!

  21. 04/25/2012 at 1:53 pm

    oh cookies.. hand me some now (please!) :D

  22. 04/25/2012 at 3:00 pm

    Have fun in FL!! And these cookies look perfect white chocolate is always one of my favorites!

  23. 04/25/2012 at 3:16 pm

    Have the best vacation Julie, sounds like it will be awesome!! Your cookies look great, I am a huge fan of all things almond flavored :)

  24. 04/25/2012 at 3:36 pm

    Ooo the almond & white choc sound like a great combo! I’ll have to put those in the running for Cookie Friday! :)

  25. 04/25/2012 at 3:59 pm

    Julie – as a lover of white chocolate chips AND a self proclaimed cookie monster.. i think you made these cookies just for me! they look delicious. :)

  26. 04/25/2012 at 11:49 pm

    I love white chocolate chips! These cookies look delicious :) Enjoy your vacation!

  27. 04/26/2012 at 12:18 am

    I’m so jealous that you’re in Miami! And man, you really lucked out with that beach house! But you guys both deserve it so have fun and tell us all about it when you’re back. Can’t wait for the pictures!

    And yes, cookies near bikini season? You’re killing me, Julie!

  28. 04/26/2012 at 7:41 am

    these cookies look delicious! hope you have a great holiday

  29. 04/26/2012 at 9:52 am

    I love the white chocolate and almond combo. Im a sucker for macadamia nuts in my white chocolate cookies, but almonds – you have my attention!!

  30. 04/26/2012 at 12:02 pm

    Mmm! These are like the macadamia nut ones, but better because almonds are just… better! hehe

  31. 04/26/2012 at 12:55 pm

    Have a great trip! I could use a vacation, especially one on the beach! The cookies sound great, love the changes you made too!

  32. 04/27/2012 at 2:39 pm

    Stop! I can’t handle these. No willpower I tell ya!

  33. Larissa
    01/05/2014 at 4:52 pm

    Hi! Came across this recipe on Pinterest. Just made them and holy cow!! They are amazing! I added about a 1/2 cup of chopped almonds to it. So good!

    • 01/06/2014 at 1:10 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them and added your own little spin on it, Larissa!

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