Almond and Chocolate Filled Butter Cookies

If given the choice of any dessert I want, I almost always pick the cookie.  I adore them.  During the Holidays I tend to eat and bake so many cookies that I get a little tired of them and I can’t stand to make them until Spring is fully underway. 

Almond and Chocolate Filled Butter Cookies

These cookies have a delicious secret hidden in them.  A mixture of ground almonds, mini-chocolate chips, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon.   I love little suprises like this in my desserts.  People always think you slaved to make something so impressive, but I must confess … these are so easy to make!  The dough is supple and easy to work with, and they hold the filling well. 

Fresh From the Oven 

Once baked they maintain their shape well, and once cool completly are sturdy little things.  The dough is not terribly sweet, it is more like a pie dough than a cookie dough in many aspects, so the dusting of powdered sugar is a welcome addition.  If you do not want to roll or dust your cookies, and often I feel that step is one step too many myself,  feel free to add a tablespoon or two of additional sugar to the dough.

These cookies are crisp, buttery, delicate, and remarkable good.  They keep for as many as five days in an air tight container on the counter.   

Almond and Chocolate Filled Butter Cookies 

Plus, they just look darn pretty!

Almond and Chocolate Filled Butter Cookies   Yield 36 cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar (or 2 tabplesoons sugar with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla)
1 cup salted butter
2 tablepsoons milk
1 tablespoon water


1/2 cup ground almonds
1/3 cup vanilla sugar
3 tablespoons mini-chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons water

Powdered sugar for dusting

Heat the oven to 350 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.


Mix the almonds with the sugar, chocolate chips and water.  Mix well and set aside.

Making the Dough Dough

In the bowl of a food processor add the flour, cinnamon, sugar, milk, water, and butter.  Pulse the mixture until it forms a ball.  You may need to add up to an additional tablespoon of water.

Dough Rolled into a Log Roll the Dough

Roll the dough into a log about 18″ long, then cut into 1/2″ slices.  Roll each slice into a ball.

Starting the Cup Formed into a Cup  

Take one ball of doug, press your finger into the center, then shape the ball into a cup. 

Filled CupPull the Edges InPinch the SeamAll Rolled Up  

Fill each cup with a little of the filling then pinch the dough closed.  Roll gently between your palms to round the ball and place seam side down on the prepared pans.  Repeat with the remaining dough.

Ready to BakeFresh From the Oven  

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly golden.  Cool completly on the pan.

Almond and Chocolate Filled Butter Cookies 

Roll in powdered sugar before serving.

Almond and Chocolate Filled Butter Cookies 

© 2009, Evil Shenanigans. All rights reserved.

Author: Kelly

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  • Natasha – 5 Star Foodie

    These cookies look just scrumptious!

  • Maria

    I am a cookie fanatic. I love the surprise in the middle. I Hope you feel better soon!

  • jenn

    I’ll take one dozen with nice glass of milk, please! Yummy!!!

  • Jen Schall @ My Kitchen Addiction

    These look very tasty! I love the chocolate and almonds in the center!

  • helen

    I love surprises too! These look wonderful!

  • Donna

    Kelly- These look sensational. I saw them on foodgawker and thought how delicious they must be. I had subscribed to your feed but havent gotten updates? Ill subscribe by email instead. Love your blog.. thought you hadnt updated in a while.

  • Amanda

    Mmmm two of my favorite things wrapped up together! They look fabulous!

  • Rachelle

    chocolate and almonds. I can’t wait to try these and I don’t usually make cookies.

  • Tracy F

    Too bad I already filled out my entry form for the regional fair this spring. I live in a huge almond growing area, and desserts made with almonds is a specific category for the fair. This recipe might have been a winner. Maybe next year. Thanks for sharing.

  • Daily Spud

    Love that surprise in the middle :)

  • LK- healthy delicious

    you;re killing me! I want these NOW!!

  • The Duo Dishes

    Um. These cookies…we can’t take it. Seriously. So good!

  • ingrid

    Unlike yourself cookies are not the first thing I go for on the dessert plate but if there were some of those on it I might actually swipe a few before grabbing a slice of cake.

    These really might be the cookie to break me out of the cake mold. Mmmm, that filling! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • ValleyWriter

    These look so yummy – almost like a cross between Mexican wedding cookies & chocolate chip cookies. Very nice!

  • Laila

    loooks amazing .. absolutely delicious .. its a must try for me .. Laila ..

  • Lyns

    These are wonderful!!

  • ACurleeGirl

    Just made these cookies for Father’s Day…they came out absolutely delicious! Not too sweet, but flaky and crunchy. I added some ground up pecans to the filling as well. Great recipe…thanks for sharing!

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  • ValleyWriter

    I made these the other day (minus the almonds, for my nut-opposed husband) and they were delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  • The Gourmet Girl

    Your Coconut Oatmeal Cookies caught my attention then I perused your ‘cookie’ archives. These look great!
    Would love for you to consider submitting an entry into Gourmet Girl Magazine’s Virtual Cookie Crawl.
    If you are interested the details are here.
    Thanks for posting this recipe and the easy to follow pictorial.

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