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[Cookie Elf File #266] Almond Crunch Drop Cookies: Easy Cookie Recipe from Pillsbury Bake-Off
September 25, 2018
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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Almond Crunch Drop Cookies are an easy drop cookie recipe winner from the Pillsbury Bake-Off. Perfect for lunches and tailgating. Enjoy!

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Feature: Almond Crunch Drop Cookies - Easy Cookie Recipe from Bake-Off #30

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Almond Crunch Drop Cookies are a unique cross between a molded cookie and a drop cookie. The dough is thick. That’s why the recipe calls for you to mold cookies into a ball and then use fork tines, dipped in sugar, to flatten the cookies. This way the cookie will bake all the way through before the outside browns too much.

Yet these cookies are shaped much like a drop cookie. In fact, you can drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet and then flatten them, if you prefer (see Cookie Baking Tip below) – the shape may simply be not as perfectly round.

Almonds, almond flavoring, and toffee bits add up to a warm, buttery, nutty flavor. The cookies taste like individual toffee-flavored shortbreads. It’s easy to see why these cookies were a favorite recipe from the iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest #30 in 1982.

Prep time: about 15-30 minutes
Bake time: 12-16 minutes
Makes 4-5 dozen cookies

Get the full recipe for Almond Crunch Drop Cookies. And you can see other Pillsbury Bake-Off cookie recipes on our Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookie Winners Pinterest Board.

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Cookie Baking Tip: Thick Drop Cookie Dough? No Problem

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Make Evenly-Sized Drop Cookies

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More Easy Cookie Recipe Winners from the Pillsbury Bake-Off

Pineapple Coconut Bars from Bake-Off #35 Cinnamon Toffee Pecan Cookies from Bake-Off #39 Choco-Butterscotch Bars from Bake-Off #22 White Chocolate Key Lime Calypso Bars from Bake-Off #40

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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