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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie (In My Opinion) Spiked With Almond Flavoring!

People ask me what my favorite chocolate chip cookie
is and I have to tell them that this 
Almond Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookie
is hands down my very favorite.

If you love almond flavor like I do, you
will love these too.

Hubby likes milk and I like semi-sweet so I 
combined both for the cookies today.

I love to use my small scoop to make the cookies

(raw dough)

And I always bake on parchment paper when
I make cookies.  It helps them to keep from
spreading and from over-browning.

Almond Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1 C. real butter
1 C. brown sugar, packed
1/2 C. white sugar
2 large eggs
4 tsp. pure almond flavor
2 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips or a combination

In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars.
Mix in the eggs and the flavoring.

In a separate bowl mix the flour, soda, baking
powder and salt.  Add it to the butter mixture and
mix thoroughly, then stir in the chocolate chips.

Scoop onto parchment paper lined baking sheets
and bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes.  I like to bake 
mine just until the tops are dry.  Take them out of 
the oven and let them sit on the pan until cool enough
to handle.  This way the centers are soft and gooey
and the bottoms are not overbaked.

These were perfect for a cold snowy winter day.


Julie Harward said...

What a thing to do...introduce these right at dinner time! They look so so good! I do love almond, going to try these! :D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They sound great Jacqueline, wish I had one now:@)

Lisa said...

Thanks Jacqueline! I love all of your recipes and look forward to trying this one. Thanks for the parchment tip, I alway use Silpat and had wondered if that caused spreading.
Hugs, Lisa

Jay said...

wow..sounds amazingly tasty
Tasty Appetite

Kathleen said...

So they don't spread if you use parchment? I have to bake a ton for this week for a party. i usually chill mine so they don't spread, but I will try the parchment.
We like them nice and thick, not thin and crispy!
I am always looking for the perfect cc cookie recipe. Yours look delicious!

Best Desserts said...

Really these are one of the best cookies and treats to given as gift to colleagues, friends,or family. These cookies looks quite yummy and delicious. Thanks a lot.

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

if i could onl grab one from the screen- that would be so good

Holly said...

Love that theres almond extract in these. I've got to try these soon! :)

Gina said...

I do love almond flavor, so I know I would love these. They look fabulous!


This cookies look so yummy! I love the almond flavor idea. Thanks for sharing. Your present is on your way. Hugs,

Sarah said...

Oh, these do look yummy. Thanks for the tip. I never have good luck making CC cookies that don't spread. ;-)

Marigene said...


Danielle said...

Wow, these look amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe! YUM : )

A Hint of Home said...

They look amazing! I do love almond!
I'll have to try them sometime!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh my, I am making these tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!! They sound so good, thanks!!! And, thanks for the parchment paper tip! XO, Pinky

Sue said...

I have never considered adding almond extract to cc cookies, but I love it so I will sure give it a try! They look fabulous!

Pondside said...

I can't resist a recipe with the words 'best' and 'chocolate chip' in the title. I'm trying to imagine almond flavouring - love it so will give it a try.

It's me said...

Delicious darling....seize the

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Hello there dearest! Thank you for visiting me and I MUST SAY that almond flavoring is my favorite, next to vanilla in my baking. I even put a small drop of it in my vanilla yogurt mixed with COCOA POWDER and frozen CHERRIES! Now that is one good combination: cherries, almond flavoring, chocolate. What more could you want every morning? I also add raw oats, almonds and frozen you are making me think of raisin cookies that my mum used to make with chocolate chips...I better get out of here before I get dangerous ideas!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING and be well my dear. Enjoy! Anita

Sweet Meanderings said...

I have to try your recipe! I never thought of using almond instead of vanilla. What a great idea!

Sandra said...

How I wish I were your neighbor.

Rettabug said...

*wiff-sniff* ~Rettabug inhales deeply~~
So THAT's what I'm smelling!! What a great idea to add almond to your cookie dough. I can't wait to try it.
AND why have I NEVER thought to use parchment paper for cookies before? DUH????? Next time, for sure!


Amanda said...

I just want to thank you so much for your blog and pinterest boards. I am so busy right now raising lots of kids I don't have time to find recipes and ideas, but I did find you! Every post is great and all the ideas wonderful. Thank you so much for finding all these things and graciously sharing them with us.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh my gosh!! Choc Chip is my favorite. These look delicious!

kitty said...

I love almond & with chocolate...mmmmm!!!

La Table De Nana said...

Never baked a choc chip cookie w. almond! Thank you..they look delicious and jacques would love them.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Jacqueline, these look delicious! I love almond flavoring but have never thought to use it in chocolate chip cookies! I am wondering if you use light or dark brown sugar, or if you think it matters? Linda

Jenny's Heart said...

I am thinking a box of those need to be sent to Virginia....LOL.
Thanks for the recipe, they look great!

Bonnie said...

So great to hear from you! I think you could sell your cookie pictures for chocolate chip advertisements. That first shot makes my mouth water. It is spectacular.

You always impress me with your cooking. I also loved your post about the Miss America pageant. I have not visited you in a while. It has been hectic lately. I guess I am slower than all of you because it is hard to post, visit and comment as much as I'd like and do life too. Have a great day.

eileeninmd said...

Oh my your cookies do look delicious. I almost want to grab one right off the screen. The almond flavoring sounds yummy too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great day.

Mama Zen said...

These look divine. I must try these!

Farmhouse Style Living said...

Well let me grab my apron! Jackie just posted another "I GOTTA try this one!" recipe. Those just look too good to pass up. I agree with you on the almond too. I love the taste and smell of it. I just got some almond scented soap that smells so good I have seriously considered taking up swearing in the hopes someone will wash my mouth out with it!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

There is nothing better than a chocolate chip cookie! I love the sound of the almond flavoring in these. They're beauties.

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

Yep, those look "best ever" to me :)

pammy said...

Wow thanks so much for this! Gonna give it a try on my next night off. Thanks for the tip about parchment.

Lisa said...

What a great twist on the chocolate chip cookie.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I can always make room in my recipe file for a new chocolate chip cookie. I love almond, so I bet I'd love these! :)

Bartender Certification said...

This really looks delicious. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my Food Safety Training.


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