As soon as I ran across this recipe for Blue Ribbon Almond Roca Cookies, I knew it was a "must-try." Seriously. Butter, toffee bits, almonds, and chocolate? Who could resist? This recipe comes from an Emeril holiday cookie contest, and as the name implies, these took home the top prize. It's no wonder either; they are absolutely incredible! The cookie itself is wonderfully chewy, but the toffee bits add just the perfect amount of crunch. If my family's initial reaction to these cookies is any indication, they are going to be a Christmas tradition around our house. These were flying off the cooling racks faster than I could manage to get the chocolate drizzled on the tops!
These cookies are super simple to make. Just cream your butter and sugars with the eggs and vanilla flavoring. Then add the dry ingredients and the toffee bits. Shape them into little 1" balls and roll them in ground almonds.
Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool and drizzle with melted milk chocolate.
Oh, and you may need an accountability partner in the kitchen with you, as it's almost impossible to stay out of the dough. Don't say I didn't warn you!
So, are you ready for Christmas? It's just one week from today! Amidst the festivities, food, and family gatherings, we're trying to focus on the One whom the holiday celebrates, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Have a beautiful weekend!