There’s no better time to add a new cookie to your repertoire than now, as August winds down and all at once, everyone is back to school. These salted caramel almond crunch cookies are addictive in all the right ways, making them ideal for the kids (lunch box friendly!) or yourself (because I’m a firm believer in the afternoon coffee + cookie break).

Salted Caramel Almond Crunch Cookies | Tutti Dolci

With plenty of flavor and texture, these soft batch brown sugar cookies meet my strict cookie standards. Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds and toffee bits add plenty of crunch that plays well off the soft cookies. A shower of sea salt brings out the caramel-toffee notes and keeps the sweetness in check. Pour that mug of coffee and you’re set!

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Salted Caramel Almond Crunch Cookies

  • Yield: 20 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Topping

  • 3 Tbsp Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds, chopped
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy; beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chopped almonds and toffee bits. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350Β°F (If cookie dough has chilled overnight, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before baking). Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten mounds slightly.
  3. Top cookies with chopped almonds, pressing to adhere. Sprinkle with sea salt and bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 minutes, until edges are set. Cool for 4 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 170
  • Carbohydrates: 20

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond. All opinions expressed are my own.

19 comments

  1. Can not thank you enough for this recipe! Last week I bought Salted Caramel cookies from Target and they were so good that I wanted to make my own. All weekend I could not find the right recipe. Found one that also had chocolate chips in it but no almonds. This morning I find your email on my computer — thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m going to get the almonds and toffee bits today and make some up this afternoon!

  2. I have got to try those salted caramel almonds! These cookies are stunning, how do you do it?! I am also a firm believer in the afternoon cookie (although for me, it’s alongside a cup of tea) and I am pinning this for future cookie baking πŸ™‚

  3. These cookies look so ooo good. I love everything with almonds and cinnamon. I have some leftover caramelised almonds I made to put in ice cream and thsee cookies will put them to good use.

  4. Oh, you’re hitting all my weak spots with these delectable cookies! A perfect after school treat, but I’d hide some just for mom πŸ™‚

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