Chocolate Almond Slices

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READY IN: 38mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (7 ounce) box almond paste, grated
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 4
    ounces butter, room temperature
  • 2
    eggs, room temperature, divided
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    tablespoon almond liqueur (optional)
  • 14
    cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 14
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • sugar candy sprinkles (optional) or chocolate sprinkles (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat almond paste, sugar and butter until well combined. Add 1 egg, vanilla and almond liqueur. Beat until fluffy.
  • Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and cinnamon into almond mixture. Mix until dough comes together. Divide dough into 6 equal portions and roll into 3/4 inch thick logs, about 7 inches long.
  • Transfer logs to cookie sheet and slightly flatten. Beat egg with 1 Tbsp water. Brush logs with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar of choice.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes. Place cookie sheet on wire rack to cool. Cut cookies into 1 inch wide diagonal slices while slightly warm. Keep in an airtight container for 3-5 days or freeze up to 3 months.
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