ALMOND CRUNCH COOKIES

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The most delicious Almond Crunch Cookies and they are so easy! This simple and easy, yet delicious little sweet treat recipe will make you smile every time you take a bite!

Almond Crunch Cookies

The most delicious Almond Crunch Cookies and they are so easy! This simple and easy, yet delicious little sweet treat recipe will make you smile every time you take a bite!

ALMOND CRUNCH COOKIES

These are my son’s cookies! I was the sous chef this time in the kitchen. Yes, I’m so proud; Lincoln made these Almond Crunch Cookies all by himself. Well, he made them up to the point they were ready to cook, at that point he just wants to eat the dough! Funny, he and Ryder never care about actually baking or eating the baked cookies. It’s all about the cookie dough!

He’s a great baker I’ve had him in the kitchen baking with me since he could stand. Of course, I was giving instructions as well as explaining why we were doing what we were doing. (Lincoln wants to know the ‘why’ behind everything.)

On to the cookies!

Almond Crunch Cookies
Almond Crunch Cookies

THE ANATOMY OF A COOKIE

The oats give a good ‘chew’ and the cereal gives a good ‘crunch’ to this cookie. This Almond Crunch Cookie is not an overly sweet cookie. This is kind of perfect, if you want the sweeter drizzle of white chocolate over them, if you don’t like overly sweet cookies, simply omit the chocolate!

I liked the white chocolate and almond flavoring combination. However, you can substitute vanilla flavoring.

You can also use dark, semi, or milk chocolate for the drizzle.

Melt white chocolate (read How to Melt Chocolate) in the microwave in a zip-top freezer bag. When it’s thoroughly melted, snip the corner off and drizzle over the top of the cookies. Allow the chocolate to dry before serving or packaging.

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INGREDIENTS FOR ALMOND CRUNCH COOKIES

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cookies with cereal
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • solid vegetable shortening
  • granulated sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • eggs
  • almond extract
  • old-fashioned rolled oats, uncooked
  • toasted corn cereal like Chex
  • white chocolate or almond bark
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Almond Crunch Cookies
Almond Crunch Cookies
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Almond Crunch Cookies

The most delicious Almond Crunch Cookies and they are so easy! This simple and easy, yet delicious little sweet treat recipe will make you smile every time you take a bite!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
  • 1 and ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats uncooked
  • 1 and ½ cups toasted corn cereal like Chex
  • 4 ounce white chocolate almond bark

Directions:

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    • Beat 1 cup shortening with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs and almond; beat well. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; stir until blended. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture mixing until just blended.
    • Slightly crush corn cereal, only to the point there aren't large pieces (but not too small, you'll lose the 'crunch') Carefully stir in oats and cereal.
    • Using an ice cream scoop, drop dough on a cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake at 325 degrees 12 to 14 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Melt the almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl at 30-second intervals. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies and allow it to harden and set.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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    55 Comments

    1. 1 star
      I was terribly disappointed in these. Much sweeter than I expected. I did substituted butter and coconut oil for the shortening so maybe I’ll try it again using vegetable shortening. My husband did really like them as they turned out really chewy which he likes. But he also thought they were too sweet.

      1. Mmmmm, did you use plain cereal or sweetened? I didn’t think they were sweet at all, there’s only 3/4 c sugar for all the other ingredients. Idk, Mine were also very crisp, but that is the result of using butter and coconut oil.

    2. We make these and use rice krispies for the cereal. My family loves them. Next time i’ll try your way. I’m sure they will be delicious, like everything you make.

    3. 5 stars
      These cookies are out-of-this-world delicious and a real crowd pleaser. I tried this bc I was tired of making the same cookies over and over. This does not disappoint. The cereal makes such a nice crisp crunch and flavor that people always ask what’s in these cookies that makes them taste so good! Thank you for sharing this incredible recipe!

    4. I want to try this recipe, but I must be crazy. I cannot see what to do with the almond bark in the directions. Please help!

        1. Hi Anita, yes, you can freeze both the dough or after they’re baked. I like to double wrap mine so they don’t dry out.

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