Almond Cookies with Praline Chocolate Filling

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Almond Cookies with Praline Chocolate Filling

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Published prior to 2008

Using our filled cookie molds, these cookies look just like walnuts once they’re assembled.

Dough
1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) soft butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (4 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (2 ounces) glazing sugar or  confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 1/4 cups (9 1/2 ounces) King Arthur  Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 cup (3 3/4 ounces) toasted almond or hazelnut flour OR an additional 1/4 cup  all-purpose flour

Filling
11 ounces (1 can, about 1 cup) praline paste
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, or 1 1/3 cups bittersweet chips

Cookies: Beat together the butter, salt, sugars, flavorings, egg, and yolk. Add the flour(s) and mix until well combined. Cover and chill for 30 minutes, or until the dough is easy to handle.

Press 1 teaspoonful of dough into the bottom and up the sides each mold. Place the filled molds on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 7 to 9 minutes. The cookies will be very lightly browned around the edges. Cool slightly, then tap the molds firmly to remove the cookies. Cool the cookies completely on a rack; they’ll become crisp.

Filling: Melt the praline paste and chocolate together in a double boiler or in a microwave on low power. Spread the flat side of half the cookies with 1/2 teaspoon of filling. Sandwich pairs of cookies, pressing the halves together gently. Allow to stand until the filling is set, several hours at (cool) room temperature or 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator.
Yield: 7 dozen filled cookies.

Reviews

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  • star rating 12/19/2010
  • alb6094 from KAF Community
  • This has become a Christmas staple in my home. Right after TG everyone starts asking when the 'almond cookies' will make an appearance. These are hands down the best cookies I have ever made.
  • star rating 03/08/2009
  • Sandi Carpenter from Vermont
  • These cookies are fun to make and taste like nothing you've tasted before! They are out-of-this-world delicious! You have to try them!
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