Tuesday, September 7, 2010
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cup almond meal (whole almonds ground in the blender)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1-1/4 cups oats
1 pkg. (12-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. Then add eggs, vanilla and almond extract until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix almond meal, flour, salt, baking soda, and oats. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture just until blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
At this point, you can make them into smashingly tasty chocolate chip cookies and bake them for 5-7 minutes at 350°.
Or you can make them into "Pizzookies" by filling custard cups (or mini loaf pans) about 1/2 full with the cookie dough
and baking at 350° for about 15 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is sunken.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Makes 4 dozen cookies or 8-10 "pizzookies". Enjoy!