Chocolate-Almond Sugar Cookies


Nuts and chocolate were a match made in heaven, and this sugar cookie recipe includes both to satisfy.

Chocolate-Almond Sugar Cookies


  • 4 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • cup shortening

  • cup butter

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tablespoon amaretto, coffee liqueur, crème de cacao, or milk

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ¾ cup finely chopped almonds or pecans


  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and cocoa powder; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, liqueur, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture. Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts.

  3. Drop dough by a rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each mound of dough with the bottom of a glass dipped in additional sugar.

  4. Bake in a 375° oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 72 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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