Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie dough on parchment

I’m somewhat of a cookie monster.

Not that I have to have cookies to live or anything… but I just really and thoroughly enjoy a good, home-baked (or small bakery-baked) cookie. They are certainly one of my favorite things, and we might have consumed the final cookies from this batch last night while watching our regular Sunday night television shows.

Other favorite things today include:

Puppy snuggles.

Boy’s “Little Numbers” single that is so catchy! so fun! and so danceable!

Planning for not one, but TWO half marathons in the fall/winter of this year. (Because I am awesome/crazy. But hopefully more on the awesome end of the scale.)

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    Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies on parchment

    These Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, while a considerable tongue twister, have been hitting the spot recently, adding a little toasted crunch into my normal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

    Here’s how you make ’em:

    Two Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies on a yellow plate
    Overhead of Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet with text
    Yield: 24 cookies

    Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Cooling Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delightful dessert! Dark chocolate chips and toasted almonds elevate these simple chocolate chip cookies into something special.


    • ½ unsalted butter, softened
    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
    • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
    • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
    • ¾ cup whole almonds, toasted and smashed


    1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, applesauce, granulated sugar and light brown sugar.
    2. Add the egg and the vanilla, mixing until completely incorporated.
    3. Add the flour, soda and salt, stirring until incorporated.
    4. Stir in the chocolate chips, then chill for one hour.
    5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    6. Pull the dough out of the fridge and add the almonds, using a spatula to stir them in just barely.
    7. Dollop the dough out into cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
    9. Cool for 5 minutes, then enjoy!

    Nutrition Information:


    24 cookies

    Serving Size:

    1 cookie

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

    Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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    1. Those cookies look so fluffy and delicious. I’m loving the addition of toasted almonds– I’ve never actually toasted nuts before throwing them into cookies, what’s wrong with me??

      What am I loving today? I’m loving that my Monday is half over haha.

      1. They really are fluffy and delicious, Kelly! And I’d never added toasted nuts into cookies before this, either, and I am SO happy I did. So I totally support you throwing some in next time!

        And I hope that the rest of your Monday was lovely!

    2. Wow.. those are some thick hefty cookies. And healthfied with applesauce too. I’m sure these would be great marathon snacks 😉

      1. They really are thick and delicious and gooey… and while I’m not sure if they’re truly “healthy” because of the applesauce, I like to think they’re leaps and bounds healthier than if I’d just used all vegetable shortening or butter. (The little things, right?)

        A great marathon snack? I bet they would be post-race! Or good for spectating, ha!

      1. Thanks, Michelle! And I love a good, clean doggy and snuggles. That sounds lovely! (And kind of makes me want to give Lu a bath…)

    3. Yay cookies! I don’t think I’ve ever had toasted almonds in a cookie before…probably because things like walnut brownies always made me gag as a kid. But almonds I can get behind! And I love the super-thick and fluffy texture.

      1. Yay cookies! And wow — walnut brownies made you gag? Yikes. I went through a stage where I hated all kinds of brownies because I had them too much, but never because of the ingredients in them. And almonds are the BEST toasted. And the super-thick and fluffy texture of these cookies is amazing. Try ’em out, girl!

    4. DAMN these look good! I love anything with dark chocolate and almond, that combo is like my crack, gotta try these cookies out SOON.

      1. We’re super similar because anything with dark chocolate and almond in it, I’m totally on board for! Let me know if you make these and what you think!

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