Almondy Delites #Creative Cookie Exchange

"I got up late today, and can smell the festive season. It was smelling so delicious. I ran towards the Kitchen. And there she was, my beautiful mom, taking out the fresh batch of these lovely cookies. O, these are so yum... How can you make so tasty cookies, Mom?"- Small story from my childhood.

Being a Child, we use to find fun in every activity. With all siblings together, we use to turn even a simple vacation into a festive one. Winter vacations were always a fun. Every morning, we use to get up, for a delicious smell and  a lovely breakfast. And my mom, use to make something different everyday, to make us feel special.

These cookies were one of her famous ones. I just made little bit of changes, to give it a new look. If you want to look for her original recipe of Almond Cookies, click here.... 

Every Sunday, I bake... Either a fresh batch of cookies, or a cake... Basically, I bake to prepare something fresh to give my Kiddo, for Snack time. I know, there are lots of stuffs available in stores, but then, when my Little One enjoys the treats I make for her, it gives me a complete satisfaction....

I got this idea of baking these cookies, as I was going through the stuffs in my pantry, for making another batch of Cookies.... I saw, a bag of "Hershey Kisses", left from Halloween Candy Exchange, and I remembered seeing some Cookies in Pinterest, in which Kisses where placed on top of the Cookies.... But, then my Little One wanted Shaped Cookies... So, everything together results in a wonderful creation of Almondy Delites... 

Being a part of #Creative Cookie Exchange, I feel delighted to work on something different everytime...The theme this month is International Winter Holiday Cookies! If it is a cookie traditionally observed near the Winter Solstice you might find it on list. If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to out Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes- be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of  them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find the the first Tuesday after the 15th of each onth! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Polish Vanilla Hazelnut Crescent Cookies (Ciasteczka Waniliowe) from The Spiced Life
Swedish Rye Cookies from What Smells So Good?
Chocolate Chip and Mandarin Orange Cookie Bars from NinjaBaking
Pecan Linzer Cookies from Sweet Cinnamon & Honey
German Zimsterne Christmas Cookies from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Besitos de Coco from Food Lust People Love
Norwegian Almond Cookies from Magnolia Days
Stained Glass Cookies from Spiceroots
Almondy Delite from Indian Curries/Stew
Rugelach from A Baker's House

Ingredients needed to bake cookies - 

1. Almonds - 1/2 cup
2. All purpose flour (Maida) - 1 cup
3. Baking Powder - 3/4 tsp
4. Unsalted Butter - 8 oz.
5. Sugar - 1/2 cup
6. Milk - 2 tsp (as required)
7. Hershey's Alond Kisses - 10
8. Cookie Cutter- Shape you desire ( I used heart shape)

Directions - 
Mix All Purpose flour with a baking powder in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix unsalted butter with sugar, and blend it well.
Crush the almonds in a mixing jar and mix it to the flour mixture.
Add flour mixture to the sugar mixture,and make a dough out of it.
Divide the dough in equal 10 parts and make small rounds of each part.
Divide each ball again in 2 parts, take 1 part and place it on oiled sprayed parchment paper.
Press the ball and make it 1/8" thick.
Use the Cookie cutter and cut the ball in your desired shape.
Place one of the Kisses on the Cookie, and take another half of the ball and cover it all around the Kisses Chocolate. It will look like a Small Mountain..., 
If the dough starts becoming sticky, put it inside the freezer for 5 minutes, and then start working.

Keep it on the baking tray in already heated Oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the bottom of Cookies are light brown in color.
Take it out and let it cool down for 10 minutes, and enjoy.....


Renee said…
And what delightful cookies these are! Love the kisses in the center.
Unknown said…
Almonds and chocolate. I'm sold! YUM.
Stacy Rushton said…
Great photo of the cross-section of the cookie, Shilpi! Your cookies look divine.
Shilpi Prasad said…
Thanx Stacy, I am glad you liked it...
Shilpi Prasad said…
Thanx Sophia... It was definitely Yum..
Karen said…
Very cute!!! I'm sure kids would love these!
Shilpi Prasad said…
Thanx Karen, yes I kept it a surprise for my Kiddo, and she was overexcited when she had Cookies....
What fun to have the chocolate surprise in the middle!
Shilpi Prasad said…
Thanx Holly, for taking out time and visiting my blog....
The Ninja Baker said…
Mmm. This cookie is definitely kissed with chocolaty-almond perfection. AND the love of a mother <3
Ansh said…
These look melt in the mouth delicious, Shilpi. Great job.
Laura said…
LOVE the story that goes with these cookies! I love family recipes--thank you so much for sharing this one!
Sarah R said…
These look awesome!!

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