Browned Butter Marcona Almond Cookies

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Browned Butter Marcona Almond Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
8 ounces orange dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped salted marcona almonds

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter foams and starts to turn golden brown.  Pour butter into a large mixing bowl.

Add sugar to mixing bowl; mix together, using a mixer on medium speed, until well combined - about 1 minute.  Beat in eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt until well combined - about 2 minutes.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour until just combined.  Stir in chocolate and almonds until combined.  Chill dough for 45 minutes in the refrigerator. 

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets.  Bake 12 minutes or until light golden brown and crisp.  Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. 
(I didn't get an exact yield on this, but I would guess around 3 dozen.)

30 comments:

  1. I love marcona almonds - I bet these cookies are amazing!

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  2. Great recipe! Love the addition of orange chocolate.

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  3. I'm going with 3.6 billion on the cheese balls. Give or take.

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    1. Nope, nope. You went over. Ehhh. That's my buzzer sound.

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  4. In response to whether you should create more copycats - yes please!!! Definitely go for it. I want to sample all your yummy cookies. I'd say 550 cheese balls.

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    1. Good guess, Lisa. You'll be a real baller if you get that right! :)

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  5. I love your cookies! Looks fantastic... For the cheeseballs, I would say 999!

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    1. YOu may be right. There's more than you would think...

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  6. All your cookie creations look gorgeous. I'm interested in your recipe for choc chip cookies. They look wonderfully thick. I've been looking for a cookie like this for ages, mine tend to either go crisp or spread into flat discs. Hope you bake and blog about them soon!

    Oh, my guess is 376 cheese balls!

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    1. Thank you! I hate flat cookies! No, that's not true. I love all cookies.

      You are wrong, Katie. I guessed something similar. There are much, much more.

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  7. this is random, but Emily, how do you stay so friggin tiny with all your baked goods haha? and yes please make copycat recipes!

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    1. Kira, will do. I don't know about tiny because I have some extra cookie flab that I hide. I learned early on that if I'm going to be eating food all of the time, I need to work out.

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  8. They actually buy those exact cheese balls at my office! There are probably close to 1,000 cheese balls in that tub.
    Can't wait to see this new & improved choc chip cookie recipe.

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  9. I too think you should create more copycats! I vote for the Caramel ones, were always my fav!!
    As far as cheese balls.. 1,000?

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    1. Good guess, anon! Okay I will make copycats. I think the caramel ones might be easier to create.

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  10. 750 cheese balls. My stomach hurts just thinking about it.

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    1. Good guess. I think that's what Eric guessed. Cheese balls are like eating air!

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  11. Your chocolate chip cookies look so delicious! I love your original recipe with the browned butter and yeast, so I am hopefully waiting that you share your updated recipe :)

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  12. I think you should know that as long as you post cookies, the posts will be appreciated, drooled over, and even tried.

    I say try to do your own GS cookies. Those cookies could use some serious improving upon. Imagine if you made the same kind of cookie, but with your recipe, using quality ingreidents. I'd stop railing against how bad GS cookies are pretty quickly!

    I don't know how you could possibly improve upon your cc cookie recipe, but I do anxiously await the recipe.

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    1. Rachel, don't look at the ingredients in Girl Scout cookies! That takes away all the fun!

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  13. youre just so darned good at it! i've loved all the cookies i've tried from youwebsite! can't wait to add these to the list! amazing!

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  14. I haven't ever made anything with browned butter, but I really want to try these!

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    1. Browned butter is a gift from the butter gods.

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  15. 693 cheese balls. and i'll take those frozen browned butter marcona almond chocolate orange cookies if i'm right :)

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  16. You know I often find I eat MORE of the cookies/cakes/etc that don't turn out perfectly because I know I can't give them away to someone else. And I hate the idea of throwing anything away!

    Swoon to browned butter.

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