Christmas Rocks Cookies – A Sweet Treat for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s time to get creative with your cookie recipes. Christmas Rocks Cookies are sure to put a unique spin on your regular holiday baking routine. Sweet and crunchy, these festive treats will make you the star of your cookie exchange!

These cookies have a fun, playful flavor to them with a hint of almond and cinnamon. The crunch of the nuts and the crunchy coating of the cookie add extra texture to each bite. A traditional holiday delight, this recipe draws inspiration from the classic Italian holiday treat, pasta reale.

To make Christmas Rocks Cookies, first gather the ingredients. You’ll need 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 large eggs, 2 teaspoons of almond extract, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon, ½ cup of butter, and 2 cups of coarsely chopped almonds.

Once your ingredients are ready, it’s time to start baking! Preheat your oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, eggs, and almond extract until smooth. Then, add the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon, stirring until the mixture is evenly combined. Finally, fold in the chopped almonds and mix until everything is evenly combined.

Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and form it into egg-shaped balls, then roll them in the remaining chopped almonds to coat. Place the mixed balls onto a prepared baking sheet, leaving a few inches between them. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Enjoy your Christmas Rocks Cookies!

These Christmas Rocks Cookies are an excellent way to add an extra special touch to your holiday baking. With its sweet almond flavor and crunchy coating, these cookies are sure to be a hit at your next cookie exchange. Plus, they’re easy enough for everyone to make and enjoy – so why not give it a try?