Almond Roca Cookie Squares

With Christmas Day fast approaching, there seems to be a lot of preparation going on especially with baking cookies, bars and sweet treats. Now, who wouldn’t like that? Reading all the posts from other bloggers brings memories of life in my hometown, Greenville Al. Did your family ever participate in cookie swaps? Mine did and boy, was it a treat when the doorbell rang and greeting me was a large tray of sweet confections. Mom and Grandmother both like to do this and one of the ways I helped, along with licking the bowls, was being the official greeter and taste tester. At least, that’s the role I gave myself.

This recipe is from one of my family’s good friends, Wanda Pittman who was not only a great baker, a great gardener but had a wonderful flair in cooking wild game. Enjoy this sweet treat from her!

Almond Roca Cookie Squares

1 cup butter (margarine may be used)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups cake flour
10 oz milk chocolate, melted
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Cream butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and add egg yolk and vanilla mixing well. Blend in the flour. Spread evenly on a 15×10 inch cookie sheet with rim. Bake 350 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are brown and separates from the sides. While warm but not hot, spread melted chocolate over the cookie base and sprinkle with the nuts. You can drizzle additional chocolate over nuts if desired. Cut while slightly warm. You can substitute nuts of choice if desired.

11 thoughts on “Almond Roca Cookie Squares

  1. Tasty Trix

    Oooh, I love almond roca! This cookie swap thing sounds pretty neat, I wish my family had done that … but then, that would have required someone in my family to actually bake cookies!

  2. MaryMoh

    That looks mouth-watering….mmm. Love all those almond flakes on top. Must be crunchy and smells really good. Looks quite easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  3. pegasuslegend

    what a great I idea a cookie swap….wow I always got to make the cookies and send them to everyone. This would be fun trying to get some different kinds from everyone. This look wonderful…love the almonds they look terrific


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