Toffee Almond Sandies
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Toffee Almond Sandies are a classic dessert treat made with sweet, crunchy toffee bits that everyone will go crazy for over the holidays. Add them to your Christmas cookie trays!
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 9 dozen
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups chopped almonds (walnuts also work!)
  • 6 oz (about 1 heaping cup) English toffee bits (I used Heath brand)
  • Additional sugar
  1. Set racks in middle of oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in a medium bowl; mix well.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar and Confectioners’ sugar until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula, then add oil, eggs and almond extract; mix well.
  5. Add dry ingredients and mix slowly to combine.
  6. Stir in almonds and toffee bits.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar, then place about 2" apart on prepared baking sheets and flatten with a fork.
  8. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through cooking, for 14-17 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
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