These Chewy Chocolate Almond Cookies have the texture of a brownie and are perfect for curing that chocolate craving!
It’s almost that time of year again where we heat up our ovens, mix together flour, butter and sugar and bake a batch of our favorite Christmas cookies. While I wouldn’t really classify these Chewy Chocolate Almond Cookies as Christmas cookies, I wouldn’t be disappointed if someone handed me a plate of them.
I’m so excited to bake cookies this year because I’m finally getting a new gas range after battling with the one that came with the house when we bought it over two years ago. I’ve despised this range from the beginning. It’s old, it’s black and doesn’t match the other stainless appliances in the kitchen and has way too many hot spots in the oven. For the last few months every time I use it there is a strong gas smell which was the final straw for my husband. The idea of me baking some cookies only to have the oven explode was enough for him to take me to order a new one. Our new range isn’t anything super fancy, but it’s a heck of a lot better than what we have now and it will match the other appliances.
One of the first cookies I’ll be testing out in the new oven are these chewy chocolate almond cookies! Chewy cookies are a must for me. Unless it’s biscotti that cookie better not be hard. The exterior of these cookies are crisp and then when you bite into it your teeth sink into a rich chocolatey center that is similar to a brownie.
The cookies are entirely made from 100% whole wheat pastry flour along with the addition of a 1/4 cup of almond meal. I love the texture that the almond meal added. Along with almond meal I also added almond extract to these chocolate cookies because I LOVE almond extract. If I could I would flavor all of my cookies and desserts with it! I know some people aren’t fans of it, which I will never understand, but luckily none of those haters live in this house. I’m not going to lie, my husband and I demolished those chewy, gooey cookies in two days…luckily the recipe only makes about 15 cookies, can you imagine if it was 30! While they may not be Christmas cookies they are the perfect flavor to cure that chocolate craving and get you in the mood to bake all of your holiday favorites over the next month!