This recipe makes 100 of these beautiful chocolate cookies. Make them to give as gifts or to bring to a cookie exchange.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
8 mins
1 hr 38 mins
100 cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Set the mixture aside.

  • In a food processor bowl or blender container, process or blend nuts and 2 tablespoons sugar until nuts are finely ground. Add almond paste and process or blend until mixture forms a paste.

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and the 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until fluffy. Add the nut paste and vanilla; beat well. Beat in egg whites until just mixed.

  • Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the electric mixer; stir in any remaining flour mixture with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

  • Roll half of the dough between sheets or parchment paper or waxed paper to form a 12x10-inch rectangle.

  • Cut dough into 2-inch squares; cut squares diagonally into triangles. (Or using a 1-1/2- to 2-inch cutter, cut into desired shapes.) Mark with the back of a fork. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.

  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 8 minutes or until edges are set. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and cool completely.

  • In a small saucepan, heat and stir chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat until melted. (If you use both of the kinds of chocolate, melt them separately with 1 teaspoon shortening each.) Drizzle over cookies; let stand until set. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

36 calories; fat 2g; cholesterol 2mg; carbohydrates 4g; sodium 12mg.