Chocolate Almond Shortbread

"These cookies will taste even better if you can resist the temptation! You can make these cookies up to 5 days ahead of time. Keep in a n air-tight container at room temperature. Very easy recipe with quality results! Brought to you from Gourmet."
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Ready In:
32 cookies




  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F
  • Pulse almonds with flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor until very finely chopped.
  • Add butter and pulse just until a dough forms.
  • Press dough evenly into an ungreased 9-inch square baking pan with your fingers.
  • Cut dough into 16 squares with a sharp knife, then cut squares diagonally to make a total of 32 triangles.
  • Bake until cookies are dry to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes.
  • Transfer pan to a rack and run a thin knife around edge of pan to loosen cookies while hot.
  • Recut hot cookies into triangles, then cool completely in pan.
  • Dust with confectioners sugar just before serving.
  • **Note: Cookies can be made 5 days ahead and kept in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Makes 32 cookies.

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  1. Great cookies Bev! I increased the sugur to 1/2 cup and reduced the almonds to about half, as I only had a small amount handy to use, I also added in some vanilla, they are buttery delicious, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)
  2. Tried these yesterday evening but I'm not very happy with the final product. These were much less sweet than I expected. I would add more sugar next time. Baked for about 20 minutes. I like these uncooked, they taste much better. Sorry Aunt Bev, this one was a disappointment.


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