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Chocolate Cherry Almond Cookies

These chocolate cherry almond cookies are filled with chocolate chunks, tart dried cherries, and sliced almonds, for a delicious cookie combination!

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Ellen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBS almond extract
  • 1/2 cup ground almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup milk, white, or semi-sweet chocolate bar (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar
  • Add the egg and almond extract and mix in with the butter and sugar
  • Stir in the flours, baking soda, and salt - mix to combine all ingredients
  • Add the chopped dried cherries, chopped chocolate, and sliced almonds
  • Mix just until combined throughout the cookie dough
  • With a small cookie scoop place your cookie dough on an ungreased cookie sheet
  • Flatten cookie scoops with the back of a large spoon
  • Press in 3 or 4 sliced almonds to the top of each cookie
  • Place in oven and bake for 8 minutes
  • Remove from oven
  • Top with additional chocolate chunks as desired
  • Transfer to cookie rack for cooling
  • Store in an airtight container

Notes

Tip - you can make your own almond flour.  Add 1 cup of whole almonds to your blender or nut chopper and turn it on until you have a fine flour.  I used the grind setting on my blender.  Also I had to stop every few seconds and stir the almonds around so the ones on top got to the blades and the flour was loosened from the bottom of the blender.  It takes a minute or less to have 1 cup of almond flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg