Friday, May 13, 2005

Toffee Almond Sandies

Toffee Almond Sandies (Adapted from Taste of Home)

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 cup chopped almonds, toasted
4 ounces toffee bits
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and confectioners' sugar until creamy. Add oil, eggs and almond extract - beat until well combined. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Stir in almonds and toffee bits by hand.

Divide the dough into about 1" balls - roll each in the remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Set the coated balls onto parchment lined baked sheets and flatten with a fork or potato masher. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 9 to 12 minutes. Remove and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 42 cookies.

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  1. Yum! I bet these would be delicious with the ends dipped in chocolate . . . . I feel a need to add chocolate to most desserts :-)
    I'm going to try these very soon!

  2. I will be trying these.... :)

  3. I made a similar cookie a little while ago that also had almonds and toffee but also coconut in it, these sound great!

  4. These look so good! I'm defiantly going to try this!

  5. Hi Joe-

    These have always looked good to me-saw the recipe in Taste of Home cookbook....just wondering-IIRC, the orginal recipe has baking powder in it-did you leave it out intentionally and if yes, why? Just curious! As always LOVE your blog!!

    Sheila in MD

  6. Michelle - I'll be interested to hear how any chocolate additions work out!

    Hendria - Let me know!

    Brilynn - Coconut huh? That sounds like a tasty addition!

    Tarah - I hope you like!

    Sheila - I have no idea as the recipe I based this from did not have baking powder to begin with. However, I think that addition would make them way too puffy!

  7. I love snickerdoodles with the cream of tartar. I am definately trying these this weekend. Yummy!

  8. Rachel - Let me know what you think!

  9. Joe
    I'm making the cookies right now and realized the recipe doesn't have the temp of the oven on it. I'm going to go ahead and just guess it. I'll let you know how they turn out. The dough tastes great!

  10. Rachel - Sorry about that, it is fixed now. With most cookies, the usual bake temperature is 350 - you could go a little lower or higher and generally be okay, just check on them a little sooner.

  11. Joe,
    I made the cookies and they turned out delicious!!! I put chocolate chips in mine, cause I love chocolate. My husband loved 'em too and he doesn't usually eat cookies. Thanks for another great recipe!

  12. Rachel - Great! How much chocolate did you end up adding?

  13. where do i get toffee bits?

  14. Elaine - I find them right next to the chocolate chips in the market here!