Chocolate and Almond Cookie Squares Recipe

Chocolate and almond cookie squares

An easy dessert that can be decorated to fit any occasion. For this recipe, the chocolate topping was garnished with Christmas-themed sprinkles.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 large cookie squares
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1/4 cup butter plus two tablespoons
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar I used light brown sugar instead of dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg white
  • 1 ¼ cups sliced almonds toasted in an oil-free pan and cooled
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour plus 6 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  • Melt the butter in a pan. Pour into a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar. Allow to cool.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the egg and egg white to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Add the sliced almonds and mix until well blended. The batter will be heavy.
  • Transfer to a greased 8" x 8" baking pan. Spread evenly, using a spatula.
  • Bake in a 180C oven for 25 minutes.
  • As soon as the baking pan comes out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate morsels over the cooked cookie. Wait a minute or two until the chocolate morsels soften from the heat of the cookie. With a spatula, spread the chocolate evenly over the entire surface. 
  • Sprinkle with desired garnish.
  • Cool completely before cutting into 3" x 3" squares.


An updated version of the chocolate and almond cookie squares recipe originally published on February 3, 2006.