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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Almond White Chocolate Chunk Cookies


      If a light, white chocolate is your favorite, this cookie with almonds will be a hit on any holiday cookie tray. This cookie was selected as a finalist in a local cooking contest and would be perfect for they jolly guy in red on Christmas eve.

Almond White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Nora Miller - Patoka
Cookie Finalist
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter only - softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
8 oz. white baking chocolate - coarsely chopped
1 cup slivered almonds
Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. 

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract, mix well. 

Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate and almonds.

Drop by tablespoon about 1-inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in preheated 375 oven 12 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. 

Cool on baking sheets 3 minutes. Remove to wire racks, cool completely. 

Makes about 6 dozen.

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