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

    Almond white chocolate chip cookies for friends, family, and coworkers!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 12 mins
    Total Time: 22 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2 dozen
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    Ingredients

    • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp almond extract
    • 1 cup white chocolate chips

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    • 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.
    • Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix until smooth.
    • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in white chocolate chips with a spatula.
    • Scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets with a medium sized cookie scoop, placing them about 2 inches apart.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown on the outside.
    • Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to wire cooling rack to cool completely.

     

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  • Kathryn says:

    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

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black says:

    The texture of these look PERFECT!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    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!

  • Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) says:

    Have fun! Cookies look great! :)

  • elizabeth @ chronic venture says:

    have so much fun in Miami!!

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

  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says:

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

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

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

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks says:

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

  • Jenny Flake says:

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

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    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. :)

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

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

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    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!!

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love says:

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

  • Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) says:

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

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

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

  • Anna says:

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

  • Cassie says:

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

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    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!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

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

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Oooh these do look lovely! Have a fun trip!

  • Lynna says:

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

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama says:

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

  • Tracey says:

    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 :)

  • Corrie Anne says:

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

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    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. :)

  • Baking Serendipity says:

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

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    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!

  • Jenny @ BAKE says:

    these cookies look delicious! hope you have a great holiday

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    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!!

  • Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says:

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

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

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

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

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

  • Larissa says:

    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!

    • Julie says:

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

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