Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies | AKA The Yummiest Cookies EVER
When I was in high school we had early out every Monday. It was a popular day to hang with friends for the few extra hours after school and my mom wanted to provide a healthy space for all of us to gather. Cookie Day was born. She’d make a huge batch of cookies every week and we’d roll off the bus and devour them! And it wasn’t just her kids and our friends, she included the whole neighborhood! That’s a lot of cookies. She would make these Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies most often for one simple reason, they are the YUMMIEST! I even served them at my wedding.
I knew this would be a recipe I would pass down to my kids but there was just one problem…. they never tasted as good as my moms! In fact they never came out close to my moms! It was so frustrating!!!
After we moved to Arizona I tried to make these cookies yet again… and it was another epic failure. I had my mom on the phone trying to walk me through it and we couldn’t figure out where I was going wrong. I determined we’d make them together when we visited the next month and I’d finally get to the bottom of this cookie recipe!
Turns out it was a pretty simple fix…. my recipe was wrong. It was missing the 3/4 cup of both sugars! 😂
Once we got that sorted out the cookies came out perfect every time! This last week I was finally ready to start a new tradition with Emi and make Grandma’s cookies together. They were made with love, which definitely means she licked the spoon and we kept using it, and I think she may have added a little extra brown sugar in her excitement but we had so much fun!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Mama Hale's Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 lb butter mostly melted
- 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsps vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsps almond extract
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 2 tsps baking soda
- 5 1/2 to 6 cups flour (may need a little more or a little less depending on humidity)
- 12 oz milk chocolate chips
- 12 oz white chocolate chips
- Cream together butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
- Add dry ingredients and half the flour, combine.
- Add additional flour, half cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown.