These Chocolate Almond cookies are your typical chewy cookies that give you a feeling of biting into a health bar. Given the amount of Almonds used the cookies are surely a good source of nutrition.
We all learn from our mistakes and what’s even better is converting those mistakes into delicious success!
Something similar happened with these cookies
Last week I started out to make Batternburg cake, it’s a 2 check cake covered in Marzipan. The Marzipan recipe called for powdered Almonds and powdered sugar. I dint have those in powdered form, so to save time I decided to powder them together.
The two did not grind well to the fine texture that is needed for Marzipan dough (ideally it should have, but guess my grinder wants to be loyal only to the Dosa batter )
I then resorted to quick problem solving by adding in some milk to at least grind the ingredients to a fine paste but in vain. Instead, I ended up with a very thick and sticky mass of roughly grounded almonds, sugar, cocoa (was making chocolate marzipan) and milk. It was certain that the Marzipan was not coming together so I stored the mass for later use. Mentally, I had already finalized it would be used to make cookies.
Few days later, I added egg and flour to the failed Marzipan mix and made these cookies.
Can’t believe how awesome the cookies turned out and how my failed attempt of one recipe resulted in a yummy creation of another!
The Chocolate Almond cookies are your typical chewy cookies that give you a feeling of biting into a health bar. Given the amount of Almonds used the cookies are surely a good source of nutrition. They taste also rich and are filling because of the almonds. The cookie exterior is crisp with a fudgy interior. Spread them out thin if you prefer crisp cookies.
I dipped the cookies in chocolate to make them a bit more gourmet. Top with almonds or dessert sprinkles as desired.
The cookies are a great travel companion and can be given along the main meal for kids school tiffin. Topped with a scoop of ice-cream and generous helping of chocolate sauce these can make a quick dessert too.
CHOCOLATE ALMOND COOOKIES
Makes 9 cookies
1 cup Almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
1/2 cup flour (maida)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
Melted Dark Chocolate
Powder Almonds and sugar together.
In a bowl, beat the egg.
Mix in milk and Vanilla essence.
Mix the almond-sugar mixture.
Lastly, sieve the dry ingredients directly over the bowl and mix everything well to form a thick batter.
Spread out cookies on a baking tray lined with butter paper.
Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 200C for 20 minutes.
Remove cookies and let them cool completely.
Dip cookies in melted chocolate and sprinkle chopped Almonds.