Thursday, May 12, 2011

Almond Roca Cookies


I recently participated in Cara and Jen's Bloggers Bake for Hope Bakesale, and my contribution was a batch of Almond Roca Cookies. I first made these cookies several Christmases ago. I wanted something with toffee and nuts, and these popped up in my search. They quickly have become one of our favorite cookies, so caramely and crunchy, absolutely delicious.
Thank you to the winning bidder, these will be on their way to you soon! 

Almond Roca Cookies

2 1/2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. butter, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1 package Toffee bits (1 1/4 c.)
1 c. coarsely ground almonds
1/2 c. melted milk chocolate

Preheat oven to 300*
Cream butter with brown sugar and white sugar, beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time. 
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add baking soda, salt, flour and toffee bits.
Turn mixer on low until ingredients are just incorporated and flour is absorbed.
Scrape down the sides and clean off the beater, place dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Roll dough into walnut sized balls, roll in nuts then place on a parchment lined baking sheet and press down lightly. 
Continue with all cookies (about 24-30).
Bake for 20-22 minutes, remove from the oven, cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Melt chocolate, drizzle over cookies and cool until chocolate sets. 

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Gorgeous. I have to admit, it was fun to see the array of treats. Clearly everyone likes such different goodies. And this recipe sounds delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

These look amazing! love the chocolate drizzle.

Joanne said...

Anything toffee-infused certainly appeals to me as well! These look delicious!

Tasha said...

It's easy to see why these would be a favorite- they sound awesome!

Cara said...

Thank you SO much for helping to make our bake sale a success! For the record, I was in love with these cookies from the moment you told us about them :)

CollegeCurl13 said...

These look awesome! I plan to make French Macaroons next week. Do you have any suggestions. I'm new to your blog so I'm not sure if you've already done a recipe on these.


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Notcathy @ Cooking Stirrir said...

I love chocolate so much.. This Almond Roca Cookies looks perfect and yummy!Thanks for the recipe.. I'll surely try this one!.. So excited for this!..:)