Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dove Almond Shortbread Cookies

Midday.  That is the time I enjoy dessert.  Everyday.  Without fail.  It is one of life's greatest pleasures.  And we have a standing appointment.  Pleasure and I.  Here is a cookie recipe that I made last winter.

I had some leftover Dove Chocolate with Almonds so I decided to put them in a cookie.  And I picked my Almond Shortbread recipe.  Almond Shortbread and Almond Doves.  It sounded good to me.

1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar (plus 1/4 cup for rolling)
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract (or both)
1/2 cup almond slivers (I use my coffee bean grinder to grind them into a powder)
1/2 tsp salt
18-20 chopped Dove Chocolates (I used some milk and dark)

Cream the butter and add the sugar, egg and vanilla/almond extracts.  Mix well.  In a separate bowl mix the almonds, flour and salt.  Add to the butter mixture and combine.  Then add the chocolates.

Roll the dough into 1 or 2 logs and generously roll in 1/4 cup (or more) of raw sugar.  Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for a few hours.  Preheat oven to 325.  Slice the logs about 1/4 inch thick and bake for around 12 minutes.  


Tomorrow the theme is Sacred.


Tina Fariss Barbour said...

They look very tasty, though I couldn't eat them because I'm allergic to nuts. :-(

I like that habit of dessert at midday. Sounds like a wonderfully happy thing to do everyday.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh yummy yum yum!

Anonymous said...

After discovering Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix, I have made far too many batches. These look great!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Those look fantastic!

Hilary said...

"I had some leftover Dove Chocolate with Almonds"

I'm sorry.. I just do not comprehend the concept of leftover chocolate. Please explain? ;)

These sound and look yummy!

The Chair Speaks said...

Looks very delicious but our human can't eat eggs! Purrs!