Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chocolate Parfait Cookies

A friend gave me this recipe more than 20 years ago.  They look like chocolate chip cookies, but no.  The almond flavoring and the chocolate chunks make them so different.  They are my families favorite cookies.  Thankfully this recipe makes a very big batch.  They still don't last long. 

They can be made with nuts.  But we aren't a big nut-loving family, so we go without the nuts.  I also use Hersey's Symphony bar, but the plain one.  But any good plain chocolate will work well.  The recipe calls for 1-2 chocolate bars.  You can decide how much you like.  I usually use 1 1/2 bars.  Plus we can eat the other half while we are baking the cookies.


Chocolate Parfait Cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups butter
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp almond flavoring
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
6 cups flour
1-2 large chocolate bars (4.5 ounce), cut into chunks
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Cream sugars and butter.  Add eggs and flavorings.  then stir in soda, salt and 4 cups of flour.  Add remaining flour until it ceases to be sticky.  Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts.  Drop heaping teaspoonful on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees F.  Cookies should have a light brown tinge but mostly white. 

Makes about 6 dozen cookies

5 comments:

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

These are by far some of my favorite cookies! I think I eat a million of them every time you make them.

Lisa said...

Mmm, what a delicious twist on the ordinary chocolate chip cookie. I hope you'll come by and link them up to Sweets for a Saturday #6 (it'll stay open till tomorrow night). http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

Meesh said...

Oh my, I have to try those. WOW!

cindy said...

I lost this recipe about 20 years ago! I remember the name and the almond flavoring. Thanks so much!
I also live in Utah.

karen lawson said...

These look delicious. What a great change up on the typical chocolate fare. http://virginiabeachcakes.com/Virginia Beach Cakes

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