Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies

Today is Wednesday that means another MOPS meeting. Unfortunately I could not make it today :( but that won’t stop me from sharing with you the cookies I made for today’s meeting.
Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies


Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Some like the cookie gooey some like it crunchy. We like them both ways, but prefer the crunchy ones. Now, to get the crunchy bite I add nuts to the batter. Depending on what I have in the house it can be peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia or almonds, like I did yesterday.
Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies
It was the first time I added slivered almonds. They turned out perfect. I rarely use the chocolatealmonds combo,  most of the time I’ve used hazelnuts and chocolate – stop dreaming about Nutella – peanuts and chocolate – who doesn’t love this combo- and sometimes walnuts and macadamia
If you have never tried almonds and chocolate it’s time you do so, trust me, you’re not going to be disappointed.
Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies
I’ve never been good at Maths and yesterday I proved it. Instead of making a batter for at least 3 dozen cookies I only made 2 dozens. Now, since we are around 20 or even more sometimes at the meeting I had to keep my husband away form the cookies. Now imagine his sorrow when I told him this morning I’m not going to the meeting and he can enjoy some cookies with his coffee.  
Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies
Let’s turn the oven on and start baking.
Crunchy  Chocolate – Almond Cookies
 In your mixer bowl, cream 1 stick of butter with 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. 
Add 1 egg and vanilla extract. Mix well. 
Mix in 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/2  tsp baking soda
Add 1 cup slivered almonds and mix using a whisk or a wooden spoon.
In the end add 1 cup of chocolate chips. I used 60% cocoa. 

Heat the oven at 350F. Meanwhile place spoonful of cookie dough on baking trays.
Bake for 13-14 minutes. 
Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies
And enjoy them.
Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies

Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies

Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a bowl, cream 1 stick of butter with 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Add 1 egg and vanilla extract. Mix well
  3. Mix in 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. Add 1 cup slivered almonds and mix using a whisk or a wooden spoon
  5. In the end add 1 cup of chocolate chips. I used 60% cocoa
  6. Heat the oven at 350F. Meanwhile place spoonful of cookie dough on baking trays
  7. Bake for 13-14 minutes

Thank you reading, I appreciate your opinion. Hope I’ll see you again next time. 
Have a wonderful day, 

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  1. Guvi says

    And you did it again! They look fantastic and I definitely know what to look for next time I visit you (i.e. the bowl you put them in :D)

  2. aipi says

    I love the cookies..especially the fact that they are so nice n crunchy n plump :). The second pic is tooooo good!!

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  3. The Foodie says

    These cookies are looking like cute bombs waiting to explode with chocolate inside the mouth… very delicious looking :)

  4. Wendy Irene (Give Love Create Happiness) says

    Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite dessert! Yours look AMAZING! I really feel like I need to go to the store now and buy chocolate chips so I can make some :) Have a good day!

  5. Pacheco Patty says

    I like the addition of almonds in your chocolate chip cookies and I also like the bright red ribbon woven through the white dish. I'm sure your cookies were a big hit at the meeting. The new site is beautiful, congratulations and I hope it works out well as your new home;-)

  6. Kristen says

    Your cookies would be like eating a Hershey bar with almonds….one of my favorites. I cannot wait to try this out.

  7. FOODESSA says

    I'll take the combo with any nut type any time. I however, never made them with those chunkier almond slivers…hmmm, nest time for sure.
    Roxana, I get the feeling that both our Hubbies are terribly spoiled in the sweets department ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,

  8. Jessica @ bake me away! says

    I love almonds and chocolate together, but hadn't tried adding almonds to chocolate chip cookies before. Of course this is delicious! Yours look perfect. :)

  9. Jackie at says

    I'll make a batch with the kids over the kids so they can bring them on Monday to their teacher. Your cookies look scrumptious!

  10. lisa is cooking says

    Coming to think of it, I don't think I've ever tried adding almonds to chocolate chip cookies. I'll have to try it! They look great.

  11. Elena Toma says

    Cum am devenit in ultima vreme amorezata de migdale, mai mult decat nucile si fisticul, trebuie sa incerc acest dulce. In acest weekend ma duc intr-o vizita, unde ar da excelent acest cadou homemade. Vasul, cu panglica rosie m-a dat pe spate. Imi place foarte mult. Felicitari pentru tot, reteta si prezentarea speciala!

  12. baking.serendipity says

    I've never added slivered almonds to chocolate chip cookies before…but I love the idea! These look perfect :)

  13. Cake Duchess says

    Oh Roxana-gorgeous cookies! They are full of so much yumminess. I wish I had a few now with a hot cup of tea;)Beautiful.

  14. Eva says

    I love the combination of almonds and chocolate. I will definitely try this recipe soon in the future!

    Btw, I love your step by step photos(:

  15. Lisa says

    I just adore that plate you used for your pictures. It really makes your cookies stand out and grab my attention. Chocolate chip and almond sounds like a delicious combo for a cookie.

  16. Nisa Homey says

    Roxane, there u go tempting me…..God!!this is too perfect…I am going to try this and yes we both have something in common…poor…

  17. Chef Dennis says

    hi Roxana
    what a gorgeous cookie!! they do look so tempting, I can understand how your husband felt when you told him he could eat them….overjoyed was probably an understatement!
    Your images are beautiful, I can really see a big improvement in them, I don't know what your doing but keep it up!

  18. Lizzy says


    Your cookie photos are beautiful!!! I love nuts in my cccs, but I'd get a rebellion from my family. I'm thinking I need to put a few almonds into some of the cookies and reserve them for me :)

  19. comfycook says

    I usually leave out the nut but I never thought about almonds. I want to see how they work. Thanks for the idea and recipe.

  20. Monet says

    These look perfect! I love how you included that picture of the inside of the cookie…it made me drool. I love almonds and chocolate, so I'm sure these would be a hit. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe. Your kind words on my blog brighten my day…I hope your weekend is full of joy and love!

  21. Elisabeth says

    Roxana-I'm with you…I also love crunchy and soft and chewy cookies. Both ways are great. Love your version of the chocolate chip cookies, and the photos, especially the beautiful white platter with the sweet red bow woven through it!

  22. Ee Kenn says

    I know this questions is a biiiit late but, is it okay if I added a little bit of cocoa powder to make it look…chocolatey? Thanks and you've got some wonderful looking cookies there! :)

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