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Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies

These round Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies are just like Almond Crescent Cookies but dipped in semi sweet chocolate and sprinkled with ground almonds.

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Tis the season for baking. I set out to make Almond Crescent Cookies dipped in chocolate. I couldn’t nail a perfect crescent shape. When the first batch came out of the oven it was even worse. No crescents just big letter “C”s or brackets “[“. When things don’t go according to plan I improvise. I took the classic Almond Crescent and turned it into these Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies. You can shape this dough into crescents but if you end up with fat C’s, rounded is the way to go!

For more holiday baking ideas try my Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies or my Classic Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

In between baking there is decorating. I am absolutely in love with this Frozen Pine Wreath from Balsam Hill. 

These chocolate almond cookies are so good. The semi sweet chocolate and the sprinkle of ground almonds take these cookies over the top! These make about 2 dozen. I sent a dozen to my husbands work and some over to a friend in the neighborhood. If you make Holiday Cookie boxes you will want to put Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies in them.

Recipe Tips for Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies

Ground whole almonds in a blender or food processor.

Refrigerate cookie dough if you are not rolling the cookie dough balls out all at once. For example if you are only using one baking sheet at a time, refrigerate dough during the baking time.

You can shape the dough into crescents to make Almond Crescents.

Do not grease your cookie sheet.

Let cookies cool before dipping them into the melted chocolate.

I only dipped the front side of the cookie. In my opinion both sides dipped was too much chocolate for the cookie. This is my opinion but you can certainly dip the whole half of the cookie in the chocolate.

Microwave your chocolate chips in 30 second intervals. Stirring in between intervals. You don’t want to burn your chocolate.

After you have dipped the cookies and sprinkled them with the ground almonds put them in the freezer for the chocolate to set faster.

Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with ground almonds. 

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter ((2 sticks))
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (melted)
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. 

  2. In a large mixing bowl beat powdered sugar and butter on medium speed until creamy.

  3. Add egg yolks and vanilla and continue to beat until combined. 

  4. Reduce speed to low and add flour, 1/2 ground almonds, cream of tartar and baking soda. 

  5. Continue to beat until well mixed. 

  6. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.

  7. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. 

  8. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes. 

  9. Let cookies cool. 

  10. Place chocolate in a microwavable safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate for 30 second intervals stirring the chocolate in between until fully melted. 

  11. Dip half of the front side of the cookies into the chocolate. 

  12. Sprinkle the remaining ground almonds on the chocolate side of the cookies. 

  13. Refrigerate until set. 


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