Sunday, January 3, 2010

Almond Roca Cookies

What better way to start off a New Year's Resolution of losing the ten pounds gained over the holidays... and then some, than to make an awsome batch of cookies. I planned to make these for my christmas cookie tray, but ran out of baking time... so today, when I was planning my menu for the next two weeks, I saw this recipe on  My Tasty Treasures and remembered that I already had all the stuff. If you get a chance to make these... I really recomend it!!

Almond Roca Cookies
Recipe found here

2 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 cup butter, room temmp
2 eggs, room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 package toffee bits
1 cup coarsely ground almonds
4 ounces milk chocolate
½ tablespoon shortning

Preheat oven to 300. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend sugars together on medium speed, add butter to form a grainy paste. Add eggs and vanilla and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. At low speed, slowly add the flour mixture and the toffee bits. Mix just until blended.

Place ground nuts in a small bowl. Using hands roll balls of dough into 1 to 1 ½ inch balls, then roll in the ground nuts. Place in oven for about 22 minutes. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack.

Melt the chocolate along with the shortning. Drizzle this over the cooled cookies. Place in fridge until chocolate is firm.

1 comment:

  1. They look really good! Donna really baked up a storm this season.