By the way, I am really picky with my almond extract and I have found that I like one specific brand. I had been buying a 2 oz. bottle of it at the grocery store for $7.99 each and I was going through it so fast, I needed a better solution. I found a 1 pint bottle (16 oz.) for only $6.75 at my favorite kitchen supply store. Can you believe that? If I was to buy that much almond extract in the 2 oz. bottles, I would have paid $64. I guess with the money I saved myself, I can get that pan I have been eyeing at Costco :)Almond White Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)
1/2 c. butter flavor shortening
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. sugar
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 - 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract, depending on
how strong an almond flavor you want
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 Tbl. warm water
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. quick-cooking oats
1 1/4 c. chopped white almond bark
or white chocolate chips
1/2 c. sliced almonds, opt.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, sugar and brown sugar until very light and fluffy. This will take several minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract, almond extract and the egg. Dissolve the baking soda in water and add. Mix in the flour, salt and oats. Stir in the chopped white almond bark and the almonds. Drop dough (about 1 Tablespoon each) onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, they will look underdone. Store cookies in an air-tight container. Yield: 1 1/2 - 2 dozen cookies.
Jenn's Notes: These would also be amazing with a Tablespoon or two of orange zest added to the dough.