Baking, Christmas, Cookies, Recipes

Chocolate-Almond Kisses

December 19, 2013

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I’m joining the Christmas cookie party a bit late this year. But better late than never, right?

These cookies are an absolute family favorite and the recipe was passed down from generation to generation. My great-grandmother used to make a large batch of these chocolate-almond kisses every December and we’ve continued the tradition ever since. We make a selection of different cookies every year and often exchange old but beloved recipes for new ones. These kisses however are a staple that cannot and will not be replaced by anything.

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To be honest, the flavor reminds me of chocolate almond butter and after this video we all know how much I love that stuff. They are decadent little treats, crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. The perfect combination!

As you’ll see from the recipe, these are some of the easiest cookies to prepare. It only requires 1 bowl and 5 ingredients. Nothing else. Just combine all the ingredients and form little balls. It’s so simple and the result is phenomenal. See for yourself!

The only thing that’s important to point out is that you have to use grated chocolate. Not molten, not chunks, not chips. Grated!

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Chocolate-Almond Kisses

makes 30 delicious kisses


  • 140g powder sugar
  • 80g butter, at room temperature
  • 140g ground almonds
  • 140g baking chocolate, grated
  • 60g flour


Preheat the oven to 80°C-100°C. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients until you are left with an homogenous batter. Form 30 little balls and lay them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave plenty of room between the individual balls as they will melt and flatten a little. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

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  • Reply Kathryn December 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I love traditional family recipes and I love the sound of these cookies (and especially how easy they are to make!). Stunning pics too, love that dusting of icing sugar.

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