Best Ever Almond Cookies

23 Dec

by Green Gourmet L

I am lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing cooks. And being home for the holidays always reminds me of that. Not only does my family enjoy being in the kitchen together, my parents’ friends are some of the best home cooks I know! And being from the South, there is ALWAYS food to share and more than enough to go around.

The hardest part about being a great home cook is sharing your recipe with your friends. I’ve been able to pry a few gems out of unwilling (or unknowing) hands, but I will always give credit where credit is due. With that said, if anyone (hint hint) would like to share their recipe for Brandy Chocolate Cake, Christmas Eve Lobster Bisque, or Sourdough Stuffing with Loads of Fresh Herbs with the Green Gourmets, we would gladly share it with the world!

Because it’s cookie swap season, everyone is looking for that best cookie recipe. Real Talk: You want to outdo your friends this Christmas. You want everyone to rave about your cookie as the best cookie at the party. Me too y’all, and this might just be it. Well, aside from the ginger snaps. This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Capozzi’s Restaurant in Decatur, GA. It has been tweaked and modified for Green Gourmets.

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Cookies


  • 1 lb almond paste
  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips
  • slivered almonds


Preheat oven to 325. Using a mixer, whip egg whites on high until dry (this takes about 5 minutes).  Turn mixer to low and slowly add sugar. Add almond paste to egg whites in small pieces until fully incorporated. Allow dough to chill overnight (or at least 2 hours). Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

To make the chocolate

Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat this process until chocolate is completely melted. Using a spoon, pour chocolate over half of your cookie. Sprinkle slivered almonds over the chocolate and allow to cool completely on parchment paper.

To print this recipe: You’ll have the best cookie at that party, I promise- And don’t forget to tell them you read it on Green Gourmets!


One Response to “Best Ever Almond Cookies”

  1. Monica Dewey December 23, 2010 at 9:08 AM #

    These are delicious!

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