Dipped Almond Butter Cookies with Fleur de Sel

Sweet almond cookies are dipped in dark chocolate, topped with a touch of salt to bring out the delicious flavors and sprinkled with crunchy cacao nibs.
By Anastasia Brugman

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It is never a bad time to share a recipe of delicious cookies, right?! And these cookies are really good, trust me!

The chocolate glaze with fleur de sel & cacao nibs make them a touch fancier, these are not simple cookies anymore… You can bake them for a friend as a present, or just keep them only for yourself and enjoy every bite!

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Dipped Almond Butter Cookies with Fleur de Sel
 
Sweet almond cookies are dipped in dark chocolate, topped with a touch of salt to bring out the delicious flavors and sprinkled with crunchy cacao nibs.
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Recipe Type: Baking
Ingredients
For cookies:
  • 150g (5.3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 60g (2.1 ounces) almond flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g (1.7 ounces) sugar
  • 70g (2.5 ounces) brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g (1.7 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 175g (6 ounces) almond butter
  • 1 egg
For glaze:
  • 250g (8.8 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 2tbsp cacao-butter or coconut oil
  • 1-2tbsp fleur de sel
  • 1-2tbsp cacao nibs
  • 2-3tbsp chopped toasted almonds
Instructions
  1. Mix all-purpose and almond flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside (dry mixture).
  2. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attached and beat the mixture on low speed until fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla extract and almond butter, beat until well combined. Stop the mixer.
  3. Add the dry mixture to the almond butter mixture. Beat on low speed until just combined. Stop the mixer. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  5. Shape dough into 3cm balls and place on one of the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, placing balls 4-5cm apart. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork.
  6. Transfer to the oven and bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. For the glaze: If chocolate is in a block or a bar, cut it into small pieces. Melt chocolate and cacao butter together in a double-boiler: set the heatproof bowl with chocolate over a saucepan with simmering water and stir with a spatula until melted. Turn off the heat but leave the bowl with chocolate glaze over the hot water to keep it warm.
  8. Prepare your working space: put fleur de sel, cacao nibs and chopped almonds in separate bowls. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Dip the cookies halfway into the chocolate glaze, place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with chopped almonds, cacao nibs and fleur de sel and let the chocolate to set at room temperature.
  9. You can keep the cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.
 

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