Chocolate almond cookies

Yesterday was Halloween and even though the celebration itself isn’t as popular here in Croatia, many night clubs still organize parties where people dress up and have fun. The last time I dressed up in a costume was when I was a kid, since I went both to Croatian and American school where we learned English, they organized Halloween each year with fun games and a competitions for the best costume. This year I just went out with friends, no fuss no muss. It’s sometimes amusing seeing people enter a club and realizing they’re the only ones dressed, but they have fun nevertheless.

When it comes to making cakes, pastries and cookies for Halloween, I’m all about that tradition. I don’t focus much on decorating in the Halloween spirit, but still making pastries every October 31st. This time it was time for my Chocolate almond cookies. I just love preparing them every occasion I get, either it’s for friends or family, on a holiday or a birthday. These cookies are a party favourite and I adore them!

Check out the recipe, and save it for a special occasion, the person you’ll make them for will be more than happy and if that person is you – I’m telling you, you’ll love them!

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Enjoy & happy cooking!


Preparation: 45 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 12


Ingredients

Dough

  • 210 g all-purpose flour
  • 130 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 150 g almonds, crushed
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp honey

Filling

  • 270 g chocolate, grated
  • 100 ml heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 70 g almonds, crushed
  • 2 tbsp almond oil

Chocolate walnut cookies

How to

  1. Heat almonds in water in a small sauce pan to a boil. Remove from heat and peel the almonds. Crush peeled almonds both for the dough and for the filling.
  2. Sift flour, corn starch and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add butter at room temperature to the bowl and manually mix in the ingredients until you get a crumbly mixture. Add vanilla extract, rum, crushed almonds and honey to the mix and combine until you get a firm dough.
  3. Cover the dough in plastic foil and set aside in the fridge for at least 30 min.
  4. Place a parchment paper on a large baking tray. Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  5. Roll out the dough on a slightly floured surface and using a round mold cut it out. Place cookies on the baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for about 5 to 10 min until crispy and golden.
  6. Heat heavy cream to a boil. Pour heavy cream over 210 g of grated chocolate, vanilla extract and 50 g of crushed almonds, mix until it melts. Set aside until chocolate ganache sets. Place chocolate ganache over the bottom cookie and top it with another cookie.
  7. Melt 60 g of chocolate over steam. Add almond oil and stir to combine. Top the cookies with melted chocolate and the rest of the crushed almonds. Enjoy!

 

45 Comments Add yours

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! So glad that you like them 😀

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  1. Oh I do love this combination! They look delicious! 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much, it really means a lot to get such nice feedback! 🙂

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  2. Jodi says:

    BEAUTIFUL! and i’m sure they are delish!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks so much, they really are, my friends absolutely love them! 😀

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  3. everything about these sounds and looks great, will need to give them a try. TY for sharing.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      TY for checking them out, these are one of my favourite cookies, hope you’ll try them out as soon as possible 😀 Share how they turned out!

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  4. LB says:

    Wow. So pretty & so delicious!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, you should give them a try! 😀

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  5. Kara says:

    Looks yummy!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much Kara!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for the nice feedback, you should give them a try!

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      1. sure will give it a try and let u know.

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  6. Megala says:

    They look beautiful & delicious !

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you Megala, they really are delicious 😀

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  7. These sound really nice. They look divine ! 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you Lynne, I really appreciate your comment, you should give these crepes a try! 😀

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    2. chefkreso says:

      cookies*.. 😀

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  8. Mayasbeehive says:

    Looks incredibly beautiful and delicious!:)
    Can I replace rum by something non-alcohol? Or just skip it?

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, and of course you can, just skip it, the cookies will end up as delicious.. 😀

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      1. Mayasbeehive says:

        Thank you:) and sorry for too much questioning, but is a leavening agent like soda needed here? usually alco adds some extra crumbliness and tenderness to cookies. I wonder whether it’s replaceable or just no need in it at all?

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      2. chefkreso says:

        No problem, any way I can help! I actually didn’t need any soda, as usual, for this version of cookies, because there was no need for the expansion of the dough. When it comes to the addition of rum, here it plays a larger role when it comes to taste, than it does to the crumbliness, but I also tried making cookies with integral flour and it’s actually a better version for me just because they are more crumbly, so you can give it a try in this case 🙂 Hope I could help!

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      3. Mayasbeehive says:

        Thank you so much for a detailed answer:) It is very helpful!! Will experiment with flours in this recipe:)

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      4. chefkreso says:

        Great, let me know how it turned out! 🙂

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      5. Mayasbeehive says:

        don’t know when, but surely I will;)(:

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      6. Mayasbeehive says:

        Also I was buying almond cookies in a german bakery just thinking how delish must be their homemade version! and here I see your recipe, absolutely gorgeous! thanks a lot:)

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      7. chefkreso says:

        Thank you for deciding to give them a try, I really hope all of my tips were helpful and they turn out as delicious 🙂

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      8. Mayasbeehive says:

        Thanks again, your tips are helpful!:)

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  9. alexankarr1 says:

    Damn, they look so good. I’m going to have to bake this weekend.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, start the oven and bake some cookies! These are really a party favourite, hope that everything turns out delicious.. 😀

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  10. Yummy! Love the addition of the almonds and the rum😋

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Almonds and rum are awesome together, they really pair well.. 😀

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  11. My Real Dish says:

    These look beautiful!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, they are really delicious, try making some! 🙂

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  12. can’t go wrong with chocolate and almonds

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks and I agree! 😀

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  13. Oh my gosh these look so tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much for taking time to check it out and leaving such a nice comment! Hope you’re having an amazing week and you should certainly give the cookies a try! 😀

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  14. Neetha says:

    Perfect for the season to indulge and share .. looks delicious 😋

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    1. chefkreso says:

      That’s so true, perfect for any occasion with friends.. 🙂 Thank you very much for your lovely comment!

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  15. emmyrokke says:

    Yum! Chocolate and almonds are so delicious together:)

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    1. chefkreso says:

      They are a winning combination 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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