October 14, 2012

Almond White Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Oh my goodness, these cookies are good! I mean real real good.  Some of my favorite ingredients went into making these bad boys.  Almond extract is my favorite thing right now and I added plenty of it to these cookies.  Plus, I have a whole bunch of white almond bark, so I decided to chop that up instead of using chocolate chips and it was perfect.  The white chocolate chunks got super melty and creamy and tasted divine.  I couldn't get enough of these things and I had to really limit myself or I would have eaten the whole batch in one night.   

By the way, I am really picky with my almond extract and I have found that I like one specific brand.  I had been buying a 2 oz. bottle of it at the grocery store for $7.99 each and I was going through it so fast, I needed a better solution.  I found a 1 pint bottle (16 oz.) for only $6.75 at my favorite kitchen supply store.  Can you believe that?  If I was to buy that much almond extract in the 2 oz. bottles, I would have paid $64.  I guess with the money I saved myself, I can get that pan I have been eyeing at Costco :)

Almond White Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
from: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1/2 c. butter flavor shortening
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. sugar
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 - 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract, depending on
     how strong an almond flavor you want
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 Tbl. warm water
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. quick-cooking oats
1 1/4 c. chopped white almond bark
    or white chocolate chips
1/2 c. sliced almonds, opt.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together shortening, sugar and brown sugar until very light and fluffy.  This will take several minutes.  Mix in the vanilla extract, almond extract and the egg.  Dissolve the baking soda in water and add.  Mix in the flour, salt and oats.  Stir in the chopped white almond bark and the almonds.  Drop dough (about 1 Tablespoon each) onto lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes, they will look underdone.  Store cookies in an air-tight container.  Yield: 1 1/2 - 2 dozen cookies.

Jenn's Notes:  These would also be amazing with a Tablespoon or two of orange zest added to the dough.    

12 comments:

  1. Soooo, fess up. What is your favorite kitchen supply store? What brand is the extract please.

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    1. Orson Gygi is my favorite kitchen store and I only allow myself one trip there per year, because I would spend way too much money otherwise. I included a link to the extract up in my post. Click on the purple "1 pint bottle (16 oz.) for only $6.75" and it will take you there. If you don't live near there, you can order it online! -Jenn

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  2. These look fantastic. I love cookies with oatmeal in them. Megan

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  3. I love white chocolate! I haven't thought of pairing it with almonds, usually macadamia is the go to nut! But I much prefer almonds!

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  4. These look great - I know a few fans of oatmeal cookies - these look like a great variation!

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  5. These look super tasty! I LOVE white chocolate and I love you paired white choc with almonds--holy yum!

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  6. These look so good and tasty! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-19.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. Definitely love cookies. Will have to pin to try later. Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. I make a cookie that is a white chocolate/pecan (or walnut)/oatmeal and it is my favorite. The combo of white chocolate and oatmeal is my most favorite. I am going to give the almond bark a shot next time because the more white chocolate, the better, in my book!

    Thanks for sharing at TT&J.

    Jenny

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  9. You must know the key to my heart already - you posted these beautiful babies on my birthday ;) I'm now a follower and can't wait to try some of these!

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  10. Wow! What a fantastic combination of ingredients - sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight!

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