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Chocolate Almond Cookie Bites

Chocolate Almond Cookie BitesThese chewy chocolate cookies, with toasted almonds, are deliciously simple to make.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) box NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars, broken into pieces
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
30 almond slices or slivers

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease baking sheets.
  2. Microwave baking bars in a medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  3. Beat eggs and salt in a small mixer bowl on high speed for 3 minutes or until thick. Add brown sugar; beat for additional 5 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Stir in chopped almonds and flour. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets. Insert one almond slice into top of each cookie.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until shiny and set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Variations:

  • For Chocolate Walnut Cookie Bites: Substitute 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts for almonds. Garnish cookies with walnut pieces before baking.
  • For Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bites: Substitute 1 cup chopped toasted pecans for almonds. Garnish cookies with pecan halves or pieces before baking.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.