Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Erin

These almond chocolate chunk cookies are a variation of my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies – chopped milk chocolate almond bars, and sliced almonds. 

Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies 1

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! To help celebrate Nielsen-Massey sent me some of their Madagascar Bourbon pure vanilla extract to use in cookies I baked to celebrate this occasion. And better yet they are also giving away a bottle to one of my readers. Just use the Rafflecopter widget after checking out these cookies.

NMV Mad 2 oz

These chocolate chip cookies are another variation on my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies. They are actually chocolate chunk cookies but I think they still qualify for the holiday. I chopped up 6 full-sized milk chocolate bars with almonds and also added sliced almonds, almond meal and as usual a whole tablespoon of vanilla extract. The Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract made these nutty cookies especially delicious.

Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies 2

One year ago: Strawberry Banana Granola

Two years ago: Raw Cookie Dough Bites


Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

1/2 cup almond meal/flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 Tbsp Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon pure vanilla extract

1 egg + 1 yolk, room temperature

2 cups (9 oz.) chopped milk chocolate candy bars with almonds

1 cup sliced almonds


  1. Sift together the flour, almond meal, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients in three batches until just blended. Fold in the chocolate and nuts.
  3. Rolls 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball that is slightly taller than wide and place on a plate or tray. Cover tightly and chill for at least 2 hours, but overnight for best results (I’ve refrigerated for up to a week).
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats (or parchment paper); set aside.
  5. Place cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges are barely golden (will look underbaked). Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Source: Adapted slightly from My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Disclosure: Nielsen-Massey sent me complimentary product and sponsored this giveaway. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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dina June 5, 2014 - 10:54 am

yummy-looking cookies!

Valerie D. May 21, 2014 - 11:36 pm

I use it for EVERYTHING that calls for vanilla, my favorite is frosting, THIS vanilla totally adds to the flavor!

Karen Ostrom May 21, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Oatmeal cookies, I love the taste of vanilla and oatmeal together

Katie S. May 21, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Good Old Chocolate Chip Cookies. I also love it in my oatmeal

Glenna May 21, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Chocolate chip cookies

Amy M. C. May 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Vanilla Bean Scones would be my favorite!

Jennifer Essad May 21, 2014 - 5:05 pm

I love making buttermilk french toast using vanilla

susan harkins May 21, 2014 - 5:02 pm

My favorite thing of all time is white cake with white frosting. Most people use almond extract I use vanilla. I LOVE the flavor of vanilla

Heather May 21, 2014 - 4:22 pm

I love home made vanilla ice cream! Nothing taste better!

Annette May 21, 2014 - 2:11 pm

My favorite recipe with vanilla extract is chocolate cookies. I like to double the vanilla and add cinnamon.

Dandi D May 19, 2014 - 4:05 pm

I always use vanilla in my favorite overnight oatmeal recipe.

barbara n May 19, 2014 - 8:01 am

All my favorite cookie recipes use vanilla extract…my favorite is chocolate nut shortbreads

Susan Christy May 18, 2014 - 11:13 pm

Any cookie recipe – I loooooove cookies.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 16, 2014 - 8:41 pm

Mmmm I love the almondy variation on your regular CCC! They look so soft and gooey and really just perfect!

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction May 16, 2014 - 9:24 am

These cookies sound amazing! I love the sliced almonds!

Jenny S May 16, 2014 - 8:41 am

I love using vanilla in rice pudding and bread pudding. It gives it that perfect flavor. Cool giveaway!

theresa krier May 16, 2014 - 2:47 am

i make a custard that i love & i always use extra vanilla extract. thanks for a yummy giveaway

Melissa May 16, 2014 - 1:24 am

My mom’s french toast!

Anne May 15, 2014 - 9:37 pm

I use vanilla in a lot of recipes, but I love it the most in things where the vanilla flavor shines through, like vanilla ice cream, or spritz cookies. So good.

Joan May 15, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Homemade vanilla ice cream

Jen May 15, 2014 - 7:56 pm

I love any kind of cookie!

Sarah May 15, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Recently I’ve been making cupcakes or cake in a loaf bread as a treat for mom by using a package of cake mix. I know the real way to make cake is better, but sometimes a cake mix is just more convenient. I’ve experimented with ad ins and love to add vanilla or even almond extract! Mom is happy, that is what counts.

Kimberly K May 15, 2014 - 4:06 pm

I love the vanilla in cinnamon rolls!

MaryB May 15, 2014 - 2:30 pm

I love vanilla panna cotta. These cookies look wonderful.

Madeline May 15, 2014 - 1:02 pm

I love adding tons of vanilla to banana bread recipes, only makes it better!

Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating May 15, 2014 - 12:58 pm

I like adding a splash of vanilla in my daily morning oatmeal

Emily @ Life on Food May 15, 2014 - 12:53 pm

I love a vanilla heavy creme brulee. These cookies look fantastic. Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!


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