Chocolate and Almond Cookie Squares Recipe
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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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