When an occasion calls for a beautiful, bite-sized cookie, these Chocolate Almond Cookies answer that call. Sprinkled with sparkling sugar and almond slivers, your guests will think you picked them up from a professional bakery. Imagine their surprise when you tell them you baked them yourself! Serve with a cool glass of milk or cup of hot cocoa for a cozy dessert moment. Chocolate and almond are a winning combination. Bookmark this Chocolate Almond Cookies recipe then add Chocolate Almond Blossoms to your cookie tray.
Beat butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Add egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating to form smooth dough. Stir in small chocolate chips. If necessary, refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-1/8-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place three slivered almonds on top of each ball; press slightly.
Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.