chocolate dipped Marcona butter cookies

by Kristina Sloggett

in baking,Dessert,Gluten Free,recipes,snacks,Vegan

chocolate dipped Marcona butter cookies

Some of you know, Marcona almonds are my absolute favorite – a decadent snack, a salad topper, a rich homemade nut butter.

and now, a cookie.

chocolate dipped Marcona butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites, almond butter cookies even more so. With the real food ingredient list, these cookies are practically a health food.

Switching out the peanut butter for equal parts Marcona butter and regular almond butter makes these one richly exquisite treat of sweet and salty.

chocolate dipped Marcona butter cookies

Covering these with pink sugars or brightly colored sprinkles not only adds whimsical fun, it instantly turns these cookies into Valentines.

chocolate dipped Marcona butter cookies

chocolate dipped Marcona butter cookies

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

1/2 cup Marcona almond butter
1/2 cup almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/3 cup raw sugar + 2 tablespoons for rolling
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1/3 cup almond flour
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

In large mixing bowl, combine almond butters, coconut oil, and 1/3 cup sugar. Add all purpose flour but do not stir to combine. Add almond flour, combine together with all purpose flour before folding into peanut butter mixture.

Spoon dough into rounds, roll in sugar, place on prepared (parchment / silpat) baking sheet and flatten slightly with spoon.

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Cool completely before dipping into chocolate.

In small pan over low heat, melt chocolate. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate, allowing excess to drip from cookie before placing on parchment lined baking sheet to set.

chocolate dipped Marcona butter cookies

 

Are you a Marcona almond fan?

more recipes using Marcona almonds:

 

salad of living watercress

 

maple roasted beet salad (with vegan goat cheese)

 

summery mango onion quinoa salad

 

Marcona sesame dusted tofu

 

salted Marcona rice crispies

 

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer (Savor) February 13, 2013 at 2:38 am

Where do you find the Macona brand?

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2 Kristina Sloggett February 13, 2013 at 5:55 am

hi Jennifer – Marcona is a type of almond, not a brand – they are from Spain, and are closer to a macadamia as far as consistency. they have an INCREDIBLE rich buttery flavor. I usually find mine in the “specialty” markets (our local version of a Whole Foods), like in the cheese and olive section? I hope you can find some – they truly are amazing.

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3 Abby February 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

I’m with Jennifer. I’ve never heard of it before!

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4 Kristina Sloggett February 13, 2013 at 5:53 am

oh, I feel I have done such a disservice to Marconas, as much as I love them! :D I suppose I have not talked about them much lately, but back when I made the Marcona butter I had many questions about them… Marcona is a type of almond, they are from Spain. they have a softer consistency (like a macadamia?) and rich buttery flavor – incredible.

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5 Abby February 13, 2013 at 6:28 am

Yum. I can 100 percent guarantee that I won’t be able to find them around here, but they sound fabulous. :)

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6 Kristina Sloggett February 13, 2013 at 6:46 am

oh, poo. I should send you some. they are that good.

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7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 13, 2013 at 4:40 am

Marcona are my #1 favorite nut. Ever. And I am a nut lover. ;)

They are pretty pricey, but my farmer’s market has them on the cheap. Going to have to stock up and make some cookies! For Valentine’s Day. For myself.

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8 Kristina Sloggett February 13, 2013 at 5:51 am

yep – definitely mine too. and worth the splurge! I don’t eat them like I eat regular almonds or cashews, they are too rich (but I DO enjoy them as a snack now and then).

you need… to try these cookies :D

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 13, 2013 at 5:27 am

I don’t know that I’ve ever had Marcona almonds, but I am a HUGE fan of almonds and almond butter. I cookie…that is healthy! Um, yeah, these are happening! They are beautiful and sound delicious!

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10 Kristina Sloggett February 13, 2013 at 5:50 am

oh, you should definitely try to find a Marcona… the flavor is incredible! if you cannot find the Marcona variety, even “regular” almond butter cookies are far better than peanut butter, in MY opinion :)

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11 Heather @ Better With Veggies February 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

I agree – sprinkles make treats more festive! :)

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12 Kristina Sloggett February 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

sprinkles are so awesome.

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13 Heather (Where's the Beach) February 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

YEP health food – I’m so with you! Love marcona almonds (any almonds really).

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14 Kristina Sloggett February 14, 2013 at 9:03 am

totally a health food, covered in chocolate…

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15 Jess February 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

Everytime you mention these almonds I think I NEED to try them but always forget when I’m at the store. I just pinned the crap out of this page btw, holy yum!!!

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16 Kristina Sloggett February 14, 2013 at 9:03 am

yes you do!! add them to your next shop list, right now! :D

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17 Yvonne February 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

Marcona almonds are by far my favorite nut. I’m half spanish, but I’m living in the Netherlands; I’ve searched high and low for the Marconas in my town but I can’t find them! In Spain my family fries them in olive oil and sprinkle the almonds with a lot of coarse sea salt. I wish I had brought a few truckloads of the nuts the last time I was in Spain!

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18 Kristina Sloggett February 14, 2013 at 9:02 am

oh, Yvonne, you’ll have to have someone send you some? fried and salted sounds SO good!

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19 Eileen February 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had a Marcona almond, let alone Marcona almond butter. But if they’re anything like as good as standard almonds, sign me up. :) These cookies look great!

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20 Kristina Sloggett February 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

thanks, Eileen! if you ever come across a Marcona, please try one! or several… ;)

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21 christina February 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

why are marcona almonds so damn delicious!? you know that beet salad has me swooning.

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22 Kristina Sloggett February 14, 2013 at 8:58 am

I know, SO good. I saw a HUGE bucket of them at the store the other day. that thing must have been a hundred dollars…

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23 Dara February 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Love these. What gorgeous cookies. Marcona almonds are fabulous.

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24 Kristina Sloggett February 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

thanks, Dara – Marconas are my favorite, and they make a delicious cookie!

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25 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen February 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm

My current roommate brought me a tub of Marcona almond butter imported from Spain. I knew that our friendship would never end after that.

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26 Kristina Sloggett March 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

that is a good friend indeed. and a smart one with good taste!

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27 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan March 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Oh gosh, as soon as I saw the little picture of this I knew it was over!

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28 Kristina Sloggett March 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

have you had a marcona almond, Abby? oooooh, so good! I may never make a “regular” peanut butter cookie again… :D

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