Chocolate Chip Cookies With Honey-Roasted Almonds and Chile

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Honey-Roasted Almonds and Chile

This is not your average chocolate chip cookie. Like the classic, it’s chewy and layered with milk chocolate chips, but it’s also packed with salty-sweet honey-roasted almonds and coated in a glimmering exterior. Drawing inspiration from the snack aisle, its generous dusting of cinnamon- and gochugaru-spiced sugar and a finishing of flaky sea salt mimic the coating used on the honey-roasted almonds. These cookies freeze incredibly well and bake up in just 10 minutes. The recipe is easy; the only challenge will be restraining yourself from not devouring too many at once.
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  • Serves: 42 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Step 2

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, light brown sugar and fine sea salt. Using the paddle attachment, cream for 3 minutes on medium until light and fluffy, scraping the mixer and bowl as needed to ensure the butter is well incorporated.
  3. Step 3

    Add the almond butter and beat for 1 minute until smooth, scraping the bowl as needed.
  4. Step 4

    In a small bowl with a fork, whisk the egg and egg yolk to combine. With the mixer running on medium-low speed, stream the egg into the creamed butter until fully incorporated, followed by the honey. Stop and scrape, return to medium speed and beat for another minute.
  5. Step 5

    Add the milk chocolate and almonds to the mixer and set to low speed just to combine. Turn off the mixer. Add the reserved flour mixture, then blend on low just until incorporated.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the bowl from the mixer and, using a spatula, fold the dough over in the bowl a few times.
  7. Step 7

    On a parchment-lined baking sheet, scoop rounded tablespoons or 1-ounce scoops of cookie dough. (You’ll finish shaping them later.) Chill the scooped dough in the fridge for 1 hour until firm. (If baking later, freeze scooped dough on baking sheets, then transfer to a resealable freezer bag or container. When ready to bake, remove as many cookies as you intend to bake, let warm slightly, then proceed.)
  8. Step 8

    When ready to bake, heat the oven to 350 degrees and arrange two racks in upper and lower middle positions. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  9. Step 9

    Prepare the coating: In a small bowl, stir together cane sugar, gochugaru and cinnamon.
  10. Step 10

    Remove chilled dough from the fridge and form each ball into a 1-inch-thick puck, rounding the edges and flattening the top and bottom. Drop each puck in the sugar mix as you go, flipping until fully coated.
  11. Step 11

    Place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart (about 15 cookies per sheet). Sprinkle each with a pinch of flaky sea salt, crushing between your fingertips as you distribute it.
  12. Step 12

    Bake the cookies for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, rotate each sheet tray and lightly rap it to force the cookies to settle. (You should see craggy eruptions on the surface.) Bake the cookies for 2 to 3 more minutes, until the cookies are just golden at the edges but still slightly gooey in the center.
  13. Step 13

    Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for 1 minute. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.