Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Toffee Almond Sandies

Just between you and me, I've eaten so much chicken the past couple days that I'm starting to cackle. So I thought I'd change things up a bit today, and share a cookie recipe. If you like pecan sandies as much as I do, you are going to go crazy over this toffee version. I mean what's not to like? You've got the cookie, you've got chopped almonds, and you have those decadent, can't-stop-eating-them, chocolate-covered toffee bits.


This is an easy recipe to make, it makes a lot of cookies, and the dough freezes beautifully. I baked up 1/3 of the batch, rolled the rest into balls, bagged them, labeled them, and put them in the freezer. These are going to fly off of your cookie tray this holiday season.

Toffee Almond Sandies

Slightly adapted from Taste of Home


 1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped almonds
1-8 oz. package milk chocolate English toffee bits
Additional sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in oil, eggs, and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds and toffee bits.

Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with a fork or the bottom of a glass (which is what I did). Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: about 12 dozen.

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Linda said...

This recipe is very similar to Pastry Queen's Sugar Saucers, except hers have vanilla and cream of tartar added. Although I prefer old-fashioned sugar cookies, I do like the occasional "sand"-textured sugar cookie, and I love almond extract and toffee bits, so I'll have to give these a whirl.

jmac said...

Yes please...I'd like 2 dozen!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I'll be right over for coffee and cookies. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe. They look wonderful.


Unknown said...

I had store bought sandies but these sound amazing!

Miz Helen said...

We just love Toffee here at the cottage, can't wait to make your awesome cookies! We really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

The Lazy Gastronome said...

oh these look and sound so good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Courtney said...

These look gorgeous! I bet they're delicious, too! :)

Rita C at Panoply said...

Oh my gosh! Pinning is winning! Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friday, from where I rushed right over. Merry Christmas!
Rita C at Panoply

Unknown said...

Yum yum yum! :)

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