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Chocolate-Chunk Cookies with Almonds

We up the nutrition of the beloved chocolate-chip cookie, keeping its milk-dunking goodness.

  • Yield: Makes 4 dozen cookies
Chocolate-Chunk Cookies with Almonds

Source: Body+Soul, 2008


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 cup oat flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup brown-rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70 percent cacao), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup natural almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, rice syrup, sugar, egg, water, and vanilla until completely blended. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients; fold in the chocolate and nuts. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or as long as overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until light golden brown, 10 to 13 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through.

  4. Cool cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Cook's Note

Chill the dough thoroughly; overnight lends a tender texture and mellow flavor, but an hour or so will do.

Reviews (2)

  • Skyedale3 24 Jan, 2014

    I don't like almonds in cookies so I used pecans. For the oil I used coconut oil just because I had some to use up. I used chocolate shavings from a block of 85% cocoa left over from Christmas baking.
    I think the trick with any cookie recipe is keeping the ratio of fat to flour to mositure to levening agents the same. After that have at it with the "tasty" stuff. I think **organic flame raisins would also be a great addition.

    ** organic flame raisins do not use sulphur dioxide

  • danabh 30 Jan, 2012

    i made these cookies but used maple syrup and oats and grape seed oil. they are really great but i would like to make them a bit flatter and chewier so i may try brown sugar or may add molasses and flatter and i may also add an egg yolk. THANKS!

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