Toffee Almond Sandies
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
Makesabout 12 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chopped almonds
- 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
- Additional sugar
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the oil, eggs and extract. Combine the flours, 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. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 68 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Aug 17, 2019
I just made these, and they were, as promised, light and delicious. Since the recipe made so many, I halved it (there are only two of us), and I also made the cookies larger. I followed the suggestion about upping the almond flavoring, and at least doubled the amount of extract. Good call!
Apr 29, 2019
I have been making these cookies for about 3 years. Everyone who tries one has to have more! I follow the recipe exactly except I add 2 tablespoons of almond extract. instead of just one teaspoon. I love the intense almond flavor. Highly recommend these!
Dec 21, 2017
I whipped the butter and sugars and then the oil to a very light mix and then slowly added dry mixture. A used two cups of toast, chopped pecans. Chilled the dough overnight. The cookie was light as air. No one said a word...A very good sign. They were too busy eating! 5 stars and thumbs up from the group!
Sep 6, 2017
These were really good! Flavor was awesome... texture was a little dry/crumbly (thus the 4 stars). I will definitely make them again.
May 9, 2017
Easy & Delicious..cookies disappeared within hours!
Jan 3, 2017
Just Awesome!!I should really leave reviews more often and this is my first here because these cookies were absolutely delicious!! So very easy and just the best ever. Texture and taste are perfect and everyone just raved! Thank you for a super delicious cookie!!!
Dec 4, 2016
I made these and they were spectacular... Super tasty...
Jan 11, 2016
Every year when I bake my xmas cookies I try a few new ones only the best make it to be a tradition these fit the bill I thought they were awesome!!! Thank you for sharing
Jun 15, 2015
I have made these cookies for several years - one of my Christmas favorites. I didn't have whole wheat flour the first time I made them so I substituted regular white flour. That's what I use every time and they are still good. Love the idea of freezing the balls for baking later.
Nov 21, 2014
Great recipe! I love the texture and the taste and the fact that they weren't dry like some sandies recipes I've tried. I made the dough up ahead of time, rolled it into balls and froze them and then just baked what I needed. I like that it makes a big batch, too!