Almond Stuffed Sugar Cookies


These cookies are very similar to the classic Italian wedding cookies.  Not too sweet, they are buttery and and crumble to reveal a surprise inside.  The almond and chocolate filling makes for a rich, sophisticated treat.  As they rest, the flavors mature and they are even tastier the day after.

Yield 36 cookies

Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 tablepsoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon water

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons mini-chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water

Powdered sugar for dusting

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Process all filling ingredients in a food processor until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Process all of the dough ingredients in a food processor until they form a ball.
  4. Roll dough into golf ball sized balls and pinch a hole in the center.  Fill with 1/2 teaspoon of filling.  Gently seal the ball and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly brown.  Roll in powdered sugar while still warm.
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